MSoft Testing Free 24hr Demos For The One

#1 Edited by kuu2 (6995 posts) -

Bring On The Free Goodness

Microsoft is rumored to be testing a new Xbox One feature that may allow some games to be played for free for 24 hours.

The rumors began with a Reddit thread where a Xbox One user, who participates in the company's beta testing for new features, took a screenshot showing the game Max: The Curse of Brotherhood listed in the Games for Gold section with the label "Free Play Day with Gold."

So far, Microsoft has not officially confirmed that this feature is coming to the Xbox One, but a post on their official Xbox Support Twitter account indicated that some type of announcement is forthcoming, saying, "We'll be in touch here shortly."

If its free I will take 3.

#2 Posted by GrenadeLauncher (4205 posts) -

Oh wow, 24 hours, thanks Phil, you're so generous.

I hope this stops him lying so brazenly in the future.

#3 Posted by SecretPolice (21539 posts) -

Too much free MS stuff going on out there, I haven't bought a new game in ages whilst the backlog just keeps growing. :P

#4 Posted by DEadliNE-Zero0 (1548 posts) -

AmazonAngry must think this is a game changer.

#5 Posted by kuu2 (6995 posts) -

Oh wow, 24 hours, thanks Phil, you're so generous.

I hope this stops him lying so brazenly in the future.

Super Salty Cow Alert!

#6 Edited by clyde46 (45347 posts) -

Bu bu MS is copying.

#7 Posted by Sollet (7348 posts) -

Holy shit, demos for FREE? Whole whopping 24 hours?

Wow.

#8 Posted by SecretPolice (21539 posts) -

@Sollet said:

Holy shit, demos for FREE? Whole whopping 24 hours?

Wow.

Dunno about that, sounds to me like full games and as we know, many games these dayzz can be completed in 12 hours or less. To me, this sounds like a net loss for MS and devs if they actually does this. :o

#9 Posted by Animal-Mother (26574 posts) -

Too much free MS stuff going on out there, I haven't bought a new game in ages whilst the backlog just keeps growing. :P

This.

Plus the demos will be so so so selective unfortunately. It's a neat idea that will most likely be brought down by bad support.

I mean what dev is gonna give theyre game away for free for 24 hours :l

#10 Posted by MlauTheDaft (3463 posts) -

24 hours should be more than enough time to determine wether or not you think a game is worth it.

I'd rather just have the good old fashioned model, but it's still nice in an Industry, which wants us to subscribe to DLC plans on good faith.

#11 Posted by kuu2 (6995 posts) -

@SecretPolice: That's what it sounds like to me as well, but some wont finish in that time frame. If they like the game they will be more inclined to buy as well. For a game like Max TCB it makes sense since its long tail has seemed to have expired.

#12 Posted by clyde46 (45347 posts) -

@SecretPolice said:

Too much free MS stuff going on out there, I haven't bought a new game in ages whilst the backlog just keeps growing. :P

This.

Plus the demos will be so so so selective unfortunately. It's a neat idea that will most likely be brought down by bad support.

I mean what dev is gonna give theyre game away for free for 24 hours :l

So you reckon its going to be limited to first party games then?

#13 Posted by Animal-Mother (26574 posts) -

@clyde46 said:

@Animal-Mother said:

@SecretPolice said:

Too much free MS stuff going on out there, I haven't bought a new game in ages whilst the backlog just keeps growing. :P

This.

Plus the demos will be so so so selective unfortunately. It's a neat idea that will most likely be brought down by bad support.

I mean what dev is gonna give theyre game away for free for 24 hours :l

So you reckon its going to be limited to first party games then?

I would assume so. I'm not in the "war room" with microsoft so I cant say for certain though for older games that they cant get for GwG it'd be a nice way to really get your hooks into a game you had no chance of playing or missed. But IMO we won't see this with newer games.

It's kinda baffling, it's reminding me of EA access right now. The problem is we are waaaaaaaaaaaay too early to be announcing stuff like this.

I mean think about it what dev/publisher would let a new game be free for 24 hours? Had they announced this a year or two down the line with a bigger library it'd be awesome.

It goes the same for EA access. While it's PS+ for EA games there's not enough and won't be enough games to fill or bring into the vault for a loooooooooong time.

#14 Edited by kuu2 (6995 posts) -

24 hours should be more than enough time to determine wether or not you think a game is worth it.

I'd rather just have the good old fashioned model, but it's still nice in an Industry, which wants us to subscribe to DLC plans on good faith.

The old model apparently put devs in a tough position because they had to choose a part of the game that would give you a taste. This actually gives you a whole game.

#15 Posted by gameofthering (10150 posts) -

Like Steams free weekends?

#16 Posted by kuu2 (6995 posts) -

@clyde46 said:

So you reckon its going to be limited to first party games then?

I would assume so. I'm not in the "war room" with microsoft so I cant say for certain though for older games that they cant get for GwG it'd be a nice way to really get your hooks into a game you had no chance of playing or missed. But IMO we won't see this with newer games.

It's kinda baffling, it's reminding me of EA access right now. The problem is we are waaaaaaaaaaaay too early to be announcing stuff like this.

I mean think about it what dev/publisher would let a new game be free for 24 hours? Had they announced this a year or two down the line with a bigger library it'd be awesome.

It goes the same for EA access. While it's PS+ for EA games there's not enough and won't be enough games to fill or bring into the vault for a loooooooooong time.

New games have no reason to go free right off the bat. Older games that have lost sales steam makes perfect sense. You give someone an idea of the game and maybe they pick it up. Nothing lost to the Dev or publisher for this model if their game has lost sales velocity.

#17 Posted by Animal-Mother (26574 posts) -

@kuu2 said:

@Animal-Mother said:

@clyde46 said:

So you reckon its going to be limited to first party games then?

I would assume so. I'm not in the "war room" with microsoft so I cant say for certain though for older games that they cant get for GwG it'd be a nice way to really get your hooks into a game you had no chance of playing or missed. But IMO we won't see this with newer games.

It's kinda baffling, it's reminding me of EA access right now. The problem is we are waaaaaaaaaaaay too early to be announcing stuff like this.

I mean think about it what dev/publisher would let a new game be free for 24 hours? Had they announced this a year or two down the line with a bigger library it'd be awesome.

It goes the same for EA access. While it's PS+ for EA games there's not enough and won't be enough games to fill or bring into the vault for a loooooooooong time.

New games have no reason to go free right off the bat. Older games that have lost sales steam makes perfect sense. You give someone an idea of the game and maybe they pick it up. Nothing lost to the Dev or publisher for this model if their game has lost sales velocity.

Bingo.

#18 Posted by parkurtommo (26602 posts) -

Steam does 48 hours for free sometimes. They always choose games that I don't give a fuck about or games that I already own though. :P

I'm sure it will be the same with xbone. Just 24 hours for you to have fun with that game you can only bare for a few minutes!

#19 Posted by SecretPolice (21539 posts) -

@kuu2 said:

@Animal-Mother said:

@clyde46 said:

So you reckon its going to be limited to first party games then?

I would assume so. I'm not in the "war room" with microsoft so I cant say for certain though for older games that they cant get for GwG it'd be a nice way to really get your hooks into a game you had no chance of playing or missed. But IMO we won't see this with newer games.

It's kinda baffling, it's reminding me of EA access right now. The problem is we are waaaaaaaaaaaay too early to be announcing stuff like this.

I mean think about it what dev/publisher would let a new game be free for 24 hours? Had they announced this a year or two down the line with a bigger library it'd be awesome.

It goes the same for EA access. While it's PS+ for EA games there's not enough and won't be enough games to fill or bring into the vault for a loooooooooong time.

New games have no reason to go free right off the bat. Older games that have lost sales steam makes perfect sense. You give someone an idea of the game and maybe they pick it up. Nothing lost to the Dev or publisher for this model if their game has lost sales velocity.

Yeah, I suppose if done like that it could make good sense.

#20 Posted by Heil68 (43585 posts) -

@speedfog will not be happy about this time limitation.

#21 Posted by tormentos (17293 posts) -

@kuu2 said:

@GrenadeLauncher said:

Oh wow, 24 hours, thanks Phil, you're so generous.

I hope this stops him lying so brazenly in the future.

Super Salty Cow Alert!

What desperation does to a company who 4 months ago was charging people to use free apps like Netflix..hahahaha

This would be great no sense in saying oh this is bad,problem is that it will be imcompatible with so many games,and many companies would not like it either.

24 hour access to a game like can be finish in 10 hours is a disaster.

#22 Edited by Bishop1310 (1001 posts) -

@kuu2 said:

@GrenadeLauncher said:

Oh wow, 24 hours, thanks Phil, you're so generous.

I hope this stops him lying so brazenly in the future.

Super Salty Cow Alert!

What desperation does to a company who 4 months ago was charging people to use free apps like Netflix..hahahaha

This would be great no sense in saying oh this is bad,problem is that it will be imcompatible with so many games,and many companies would not like it either.

24 hour access to a game like can be finish in 10 hours is a disaster.

Yeah it'll be interesting to see how they limit that. A lot of games now a days can be beat in 12 hours easily. I doubt you get 24 total hours with a game, say you play 2 hours 1 day, it doesnt leave you with 22 more. Instead, it will be this game is free for this day from 6pm tuesday until 6 pm wednesday. Still that's a lot of time to beat a game.

Maybe have to put limits on the progression that can be made in each game.

#23 Posted by kuu2 (6995 posts) -

@Heil68 said:

@speedfog will not be happy about this time limitation.

You already get free games with gold.

Greedy Cows SMH............

#24 Posted by SolidGame_basic (16979 posts) -

doesn't PS Plus give you free game trials? kinda of an old feature really

#25 Posted by Boddicker (2579 posts) -

What do you want to bet some people will take full advantage of the 24 hours grace period and just stay up and beat the game?

#26 Posted by cainetao11 (16973 posts) -

AmazonAngry must think this is a game changer.

LOL I couldn't remember who posted that non sense.

#27 Posted by GrenadeLauncher (4205 posts) -

Play-Share has a 60 minute limit but unlimited sessions = terrible

This garbage has a 24 hour limit full stop = oh yes thank you phil let me kiss your feet

Lemmings.

#28 Edited by Sollet (7348 posts) -

@Bishop1310 said:

@Sollet said:

Holy shit, demos for FREE? Whole whopping 24 hours?

Wow.

Full games for 24 hours.. Learn how to re-re-re-read you fucking idiot.

@Bishop1310 said:

@Sollet said:

Holy shit, demos for FREE? Whole whopping 24 hours?

Wow.

Full games for 24 hours.. Learn how to re-re-re-read you fucking idiot.

Yeah it'll be interesting to see how they limit that. A lot of games now a days can be beat in 12 hours easily. I doubt you get 24 total hours with a game, say you play 2 hours 1 day, it doesnt leave you with 22 more. Instead, it will be this game is free for this day from 6pm tuesday until 6 pm wednesday. Still that's a lot of time to beat a game.

Maybe have to put limits on the progression that can be made in each game.

Making it ultimately a DEMO and not a Full Game.

Wow you damn retard.

#29 Posted by Mr-Kutaragi (1930 posts) -

@Sollet said:

Holy shit, demos for FREE? Whole whopping 24 hours?

Wow.

Dunno about that, sounds to me like full games and as we know, many games these dayzz can be completed in 12 hours or less. To me, this sounds like a net loss for MS and devs if they actually does this. :o

Which is why the game mention is max:brotherhood... Make more sense for this target multiplayer like sony does killzone with weekend trial.

#30 Edited by xxyetixx (1264 posts) -

It will probably be for MS published games and it's more than likely a ploy to get gold subscriptions, since they took the paywall away.

But either way I'm down bring on Ryse and Forza

#31 Posted by bobbetybob (19210 posts) -

@SecretPolice said:

Too much free MS stuff going on out there, I haven't bought a new game in ages whilst the backlog just keeps growing. :P

This.

Plus the demos will be so so so selective unfortunately. It's a neat idea that will most likely be brought down by bad support.

I mean what dev is gonna give theyre game away for free for 24 hours :l

Well they've gotta be downloaded which will take a good chunk of that 24 hours up for most people.

#32 Posted by farrell2k (5823 posts) -

Or they could just be normal and release real demos. Just saying...

#33 Edited by HalcyonScarlet (4072 posts) -

@GrenadeLauncher said:

Oh wow, 24 hours, thanks Phil, you're so generous.

I hope this stops him lying so brazenly in the future.

Is that genuine or sarcasm?

Weren't the cows singing Sony's praises for allowing some 60min share feature a few days ago? Yet 24hrs for what sounds like full game access is a bad thing? Jeez, this confirms it, there is absolutely nothing MS can do to please you guys.

Steam already does stuff like this anyway.

#34 Posted by dommeus (9241 posts) -

@SecretPolice said:

Too much free MS stuff going on out there, I haven't bought a new game in ages whilst the backlog just keeps growing. :P

This.

Plus the demos will be so so so selective unfortunately. It's a neat idea that will most likely be brought down by bad support.

I mean what dev is gonna give theyre game away for free for 24 hours :l

Steam do it. Hell, I managed to complete Saints Row 4 single player when it had a free weekend on Steam.

#35 Edited by B4X (3733 posts) -

@kuu2 said:

Bring On The Free Goodness

Microsoft is rumored to be testing a new Xbox One feature that may allow some games to be played for free for 24 hours.

The rumors began with a Reddit thread where a Xbox One user, who participates in the company's beta testing for new features, took a screenshot showing the game Max: The Curse of Brotherhood listed in the Games for Gold section with the label "Free Play Day with Gold."

So far, Microsoft has not officially confirmed that this feature is coming to the Xbox One, but a post on their official Xbox Support Twitter account indicated that some type of announcement is forthcoming, saying, "We'll be in touch here shortly."

If its free I will take 3.

Thread title Should reflect 24 hour FULL GAMES... not demos?

#36 Edited by GrenadeLauncher (4205 posts) -

@GrenadeLauncher said:

Oh wow, 24 hours, thanks Phil, you're so generous.

I hope this stops him lying so brazenly in the future.

Is that genuine or sarcasm?

Weren't the cows singing Sony's praises for allowing some 60min share feature a few days ago? Yet 24hrs for what sounds like full game access is a bad thing? Jeez, this confirms it, there is absolutely nothing MS can do to please you guys.

Steam already does stuff like this anyway.

Not the same thing, herm.

#37 Edited by lamprey263 (23294 posts) -

that's gonna be a bad for business, on the publisher side anyways, someone could blow through an entire COD SP campaign easily in just a fraction of that time, and if they've no desire to touch the MP they could walk away pretty much getting all they'd want out of it, their compulsion to maybe pay $60 is suddenly gone

#38 Edited by intotheminx (597 posts) -

It's highly unlikely that the service will feature brand new titles. If it becomes more like Steams free weekend then that is good. Right now you can play Borderlands 2 and Dishonored for free.

#39 Posted by FoxbatAlpha (6185 posts) -

PSN Now has a 1 hour rental for $398.17. Microsoft has a win situation.

Although I remember another discussion about how demos can hurt the sales of some games. There might be a fine line when it comes to which games will go up for free rental.

#40 Posted by Animal-Mother (26574 posts) -

PSN Now has a 1 hour rental for $398.17. Microsoft has a win situation.

Although I remember another discussion about how demos can hurt the sales of some games. There might be a fine line when it comes to which games will go up for free rental.

How is this a win when steams been doing free weekends for years? and sonys been giving away "free" ( yes I use it lightly) games for 3 years.....

#41 Posted by gago-gago (9381 posts) -

People who are in the preview are already testing out these games and unlocking Achievements, so they are not demos. I hope they do that MGS game, I think an hour would be enough to finish the game. Xbox Live continues to dominate over PSN.

#43 Posted by GrenadeLauncher (4205 posts) -

People who are in the preview are already testing out these games and unlocking Achievements, so they are not demos. I hope they do that MGS game, I think an hour would be enough to finish the game. Xbox Live continues to dominate over PSN.

Max isn't even a sloppy second, it's a sloppy third. Enjoy the crumbs MS deems fit to hand out to you. :)

#44 Edited by FoxbatAlpha (6185 posts) -

@FoxbatAlpha said:

PSN Now has a 1 hour rental for $398.17. Microsoft has a win situation.

Although I remember another discussion about how demos can hurt the sales of some games. There might be a fine line when it comes to which games will go up for free rental.

How is this a win when steams been doing free weekends for years? and sonys been giving away "free" ( yes I use it lightly) games for 3 years.....

I don't even recognize PC gaming anymore, except for a very small handful of titles. Steam is needed for PC gaming since the brick and mortar retail is non existent.

Microsoft isn't really competing directly with PC features. They are however competing with Sony's. Hence the EA Access and now this.

#45 Edited by Heil68 (43585 posts) -

@kuu2 said:

@Heil68 said:

@speedfog will not be happy about this time limitation.

You already get free games with gold.

Greedy Cows SMH............

Not free according to your lem brothers..:P