Tim wrote on Sep 5, 2013, 12:24:http://kotaku.com/
Creston wrote on Sep 5, 2013, 11:56:
That whole share feature was so overblown. What "Share with 10 people!" meant was that you could designate 10 people who then had the opportunity to play a time-limited demo of games you owned. One at a time. As in, if person 1 is playing the time-limited demo of Game A, persons 2-10 had to wait until person 1 was done playing Game A before they could play a demo of it. And all this was only IF the publisher agreed to it.
Is it better than what you have on Steam? Yes. But it would have been so limited as to be almost useless.
I never read anything about the time limit - disappointing and yes this does negate the feature as being useful. I certainly didn't have any expectation of concurrent usage though (and that seems reasonable).
After MS ditched their DRM stuff, this information was put out by something claiming to work at MS. "When your family member accesses any of your games, they're placed into a special demo mode. This demo mode in most cases would be the full game with a 15-45 minute timer and in some cases an hour. This allowed the person to play the game, get familiar with it then make a purchase if they wanted to. "
MS execs said this was false.