Microsoft recently announced a new option for gamers in Windows 10. The company announced that the Windows 10 users will now be able to purchase games as gifts for their friends and family directly from the Microsoft Store.
The company which enabled this feature for Xbox One users last year is now bringing the same feature to all Windows 10 users who download, install and play games from the Microsoft Store.
Microsoft calls it as “PC digital games gifting” and has included all PC and Xbox One games as part of the gifting program. Windows 10 users who would like to buy a game as a gift would need to go to the Microsoft Store on their PCs and look for the game they would like to purchase.
You would need to click the “Buy as Gift” option and provide the email address of the recipient for whom the gift is being bought. Once the email is entered, the user receives an email with details on how to redeem the code in the Microsoft Store to download the game.
Microsoft says that the codes which are received for redemption are allowed to be redeemed only in the country they have been purchased, meaning if a user lives in the United States and is looking to purchase a gift for his friend in Canada or any other country, he will not be able to do so.
Many of the games are already available for gifting and the company says it is working on adding support for new contents along with improving the digital gifting option.
“We are hard at work on improving digital gifting, adding new capabilities as well as support for new content types. We look forward to bringing you updates on the gifting of paid PC and Xbox apps soon,” Microsoft explains.
If you are looking to buy Xbox 360 or an original Xbox game then you would need to wait for some more time since such games have not yet been included in the program.
Microsoft also confirmed that if users are looking to purchase gifts which are having a discounted price, then they are allowed a maximum of 10 purchases every 14 days. This limit is applicable only for gifts on discounted rates but not for products which are available at their full price.