Xbox One digital games and availability
Frequently Asked Questions
All Xbox One Games will have a digital version unless there is a required physical peripheral (e.g. Skylanders Swap Force).
It will depend on the game – some games have already announced digital versions of their LE with digital exclusive benefits. Other titles have announced that their channel wide pre-order incentives will come with the digital version for the first two weeks. We will see more of these, but can’t guarantee parity in every case.
Yes, once you licence and download the digital version you can re-download the game. See Usage rules for additional details.
This will depend on the size of your hard drive & the different game file sizes. You can always remove game content from your hard drive to make space for new titles. Anything you’ve purchased & have deleted from your hard drive can still be re-downloaded at any time.
As long as you still have your saved game file (either on your hard drive or in the cloud) your progress will be saved and available if you re-download the digital game.
Yes, digital and physical versions will be identical in these aspects.
Yes, your entire digital game library is available to play wherever you are logged in, in addition to your home console.
Instantly switch between digital version of Xbox One games
Must be installed and played off hard drive. Disc must always be in tray to play.
Must be installed and played off hard drive. No disc, so easy switching.