Xbox One Updates and Plans: Family Sharing in the Future and July’s Deals with Gold

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By Gel Galang | July 2, 2014 12:44 PM EST

The Xbox One's July system update is focused on improvement of Snap and Achievements for a more immersive time spent on games.

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People walk past the Playstation and Xbox booths at the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo, known as E3, in Los Angeles, California June 10, 2014.

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However, one other feature that has been highlighted way back last year amid all the ruckus against the Xbox One-the Family Sharing feature-may be in works in the future.

Forbes reports that the Family Sharing feature was discussed by Xbox head Phil Spencer in a recent radio interview, and it seems that Microsoft has not yet forgotten this one praised feature.

"We looked at the digital features that we had talked about last year and as a gamer, there were a lot of those features that I think really resonated and were smart features for people who really have a lot of games and maybe play on a couple consoles or have bunch of people in the house or want to share with friends," said Spencer as quoted by Forbes.

"As I look at our monthly update roadmap, those kinds of features are in our roadmap."

The Family Sharing feature allows a group of players to share your digital games library. Sadly, given that the Xbox One did the infamous Xbox 180 after the fiasco, Family Sharing feature was pushed back alongside the always-online functionality of the Xbox One.

For now, there are no definitive announcements as to whether this new feature will be brought back to Microsoft's new console.

Deals with Gold for July Revealed

Apart from the announced July Games with Gold for the Xbox One and Xbox 360, Major Nelson has recently listed a week-long July deal for games. The July Deals with Gold are valid until July 7, and will be available to all members who have an Xbox Live Gold or Silver membership.

The full list of games with deals for the Xbox One includes the following:

- Assassin's Creed IV MP Character #1 Blackbeard's Wrath (40% discount)

- Assassin's Creed IV MP Multiplayer #2 Guild of Rogues (30% discount)

- Assassin's Creed IV Season Pass (30% discount)

- Assassin's Creed IV Freedom Cry (30% discount)

- Assassin's Creed IV Illustrious Pirates (30% discount)

Here are the discounted games for the Xbox 360 for the promo:

- Child of Light (33% discount)

- Flashback (67% discount)

- Cloudberry Kingdom (67% discount)

- Call of Juarez: Gunslinger (75% discount)

- I Am Alive (75% discount)

- From Dust (75% discount)

- Freefall Racer (75% discount)

- Narco Terror (75% discount)

- Pro Evolution Soccer (67% discount)

- Pro Evolution Soccer World Challenge Day (50% discount)

- Assassin's Creed IV MP Character #1 Blackbeard's Wrath (30% discount)

- Assassin's Creed IV MP Multiplayer #2 Guild of Rogues (30% discount)

- Assassin's Creed IV - EC Pack Regular 1 (30% discount)

- Assassin's Creed IV - EC Pack Regular 2 (30% discount)

- Assassin's Creed IV - EC Pack Regular 3 (30% discount)

- Assassin's Creed IV - EC Pack Regular 4 (30% discount)

- Assassin's Creed IV Season Pass (30% discount)

- Assassin's Creed Freedom Cry (30% discount)

- Assassin's Creed IV Illustrious Pirates (30% discount)

Xbox One Family Sharing feature (via YouTube/RedGamingTech)

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