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Xbox Game Preview FAQ


What is Xbox Game Preview?

Xbox Game Preview is a way for our fans to preview and purchase work-in-progress digital titles, participate in the development process and help developers make Xbox One games the best they can be.

How does Xbox Game Preview work?

Xbox Game Preview games can be purchased and played like regular titles. Because the games are still in development, they might be missing content, contain bugs, or need extra balancing work that will come later via updates. Similarly, select Xbox One features like Share may also be unavailable until the final game is released. Once the game is purchased, you are entitled to every update as the game moves to its final commercial release as well as the final version of the game when it is finished.

How do I find Game Preview games?

Listing of current Xbox Game Preview titles are available in the Microsoft Store on Xbox One in a dedicated Game Preview section.

Is Xbox Game Preview available in my market?

Xbox Game Preview is available in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States. It will be up to the publisher to decide which countries the game included in Xbox Game Preview will be available in.

Is there a chance the game I purchased will never be finished?

We work hard with Xbox Game Preview applicants prior to approval to make sure they have a plan to update their title going forward and solicit community feedback. That said, games purchased in Xbox Game Preview are a work-in-progress and may or may not change over time. We cannot guarantee all games available in the program will be finished.

Will my progress carry over to the final game?

Since you’re playing early, unfinished games, we can’t guarantee that all of your progress will carry over to the final release. If you get an achievement in Xbox Game Preview it will always stay earned.

Do I need an Xbox Live Gold membership to participate in Xbox Game Preview?

Xbox Game Preview games are available in the Xbox One Marketplace and abide by the same rules around Xbox Live Gold as other available games.

Where can I share my feedback on the digital game I purchased via Game Preview?

When a game enters Xbox Game Preview, the developer commits to host a forum for the community on their website. The website address changes based on the developer and the game.

Will Xbox Game Preview games work the same way as other games for sharing on Twitch or via Upload? Will it be seen on Activity Feeds?

Xbox Game Preview content is shareable by default. There are no platform-level restrictions, but like other Xbox One games, developers can mark segments to prevent recording.