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Xbox One Automatic DLC Download Feature Under Consideration

"We're trying to figure out the best way to do that," Microsoft's Major Nelson says at PAX East.

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This weekend at PAX East in Boston, Microsoft teased that the Xbox One could someday introduce a new feature that allows for downloadable content to automatically download.

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During the Q&A portion of a panel Saturday evening, a fan told Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb that when he buys DLC passes for games, sometimes he doesn't know exactly when new content becomes available. He said this can be frustrating because it means he sometimes doesn't get to play new content right away.

This fan wondered if Microsoft might introduce a feature that allows for all season pass DLC to be downloaded automatically, thus overcoming that problem.

Hyrb said he's heard this request before, and it's something Microsoft is working on.

"I've got that feature request in," Hyrb said. "I don't know where that suggestion is [on Microsoft's priority list] but I completely agree with you. We're trying to figure out the best way to do that."

In the meantime, Hyrb suggested that people make their opinions known by submitting feedback to the dedicated Xbox Feedback website.

One potential problem for rolling out an automatic DLC download feature worldwide, according to Hyrb, is that some countries outside the United States have metered bandwidth, which could cause issues.

"So you don't want to have somebody sign up for a season pass and then all of a sudden blow through all their monthly gigabytes because they downloaded an update or something," Hyrb said.

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