Xbox Store gifting or wishlists coming "very soon"


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Two of the most requested features on the Xbox Store continue to be gifting options and wishlists. According to a new finding, one of these features is coming to the users of Microsoft's console "very soon". At a recent PAX West event, Xbox Director of Programming Major Nelson and Platform CVP Mike Ybarra discussed the future of the features and disclosed that either gifting or wishlists will soon be available to users. For the other feature, though, users will have to wait longer. However, it wasn't revealed which functionality which would arrive first.

The conversation, initiated by a fan's question, can be seen here:

For those of you who are not able to watch the video, the transcript of the conversation can be read below:

Major Nelson: "Do we have a timeline on gifting and wishlists from the Store team yet?

Mike Ybarra: "I would say one of those is "very soon," and the other thing is on the list of things we need to get to. And we understand the --"

Major Nelson: And we can't tell you which one. But we know that's what fans and customers want out of a modern store. Absolutely. But we've got a massive scale to deal with, but we're going to get there. Just bear with us."

Not too long ago, Ybarra had hinted that gifting games on Xbox wasn't very far off. So, it might be safe to assume that the "one" functionality coming to Xbox might be game gifting with wishlists on a ... wishlist. With the Fall Creators Update soon approaching, users may not have to wait long to get the feature.

Source: Windows Central via Xbox Store gifting or wishlists coming "very soon"

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