Microsoft has today launched a new try before you buy service on the Xbox One, allowing users of the next-generation console to demo an Xbox One game before they actually purchase it.

The service will allow gamers to download an Xbox Live Arcade title and then play it as a free demo.

Once the game hits the pre-selected area, the title must then be purchased, but the user will not need to re-download the game again.

The downside is that currently there’s no Xbox One games that actually take advantage of the service, however Microsoft hope that game developers will start to adopt it soon.

Microsoft’s [email protected] boss Chris Charla explains a little more:

“In the same way that we update the Xbox One OS every month, they update the development system every month – or regularly, anyway. So that’s something that we recently turned on. I don’t think we’ve seen any [email protected] games yet that have shipped with trials, but we may well in the future. It’s something that’s open to everybody.”

“You can expect lots more games coming,”-“There are literally hundreds of [email protected] games in development right now.”-“There a lot in development for 2015, and some for 2016, too.”

If we hear more about game supporting the service we will let you know.

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