Simple quality of life fixes to buying backwards compatible games

Discus and support Simple quality of life fixes to buying backwards compatible games in XBoX Sales and Promo to solve the problem; Recently, I've wanted to take advantage of the EA Publisher Sale in order to buy the Mass Effect series, as I have never played them before. However, I... Discussion in 'XBoX Sales and Promo' started by DarkFire225, Mar 18, 2019.

  1. DarkFire225
    DarkFire225 Guest

    Simple quality of life fixes to buying backwards compatible games


    Recently, I've wanted to take advantage of the EA Publisher Sale in order to buy the Mass Effect series, as I have never played them before. However, I quickly noticed some "flaws" with the store, and simply wish to suggest some fixes that I believe would
    make buying backwards compatible (BC) games easier.

    1: Allow the usage of our account balance

    I cannot fathom as to why your account balance can't be used to buy BC games. I mean, money is money right? This is a particular annoyance when you want to claim a BC Game with Gold. It's free, why do I need to "choose another payment method" when it's free.

    2: Add DLC bundles

    It's a little ridiculous that I have to go to, and individually purchase every piece of DLC. I just makes sense to have a separate version of the game that includes all the DLC for, let's say, an extra 5-10 dollars (these are BC games after all). However,
    if you don't add this feature, then may I suggest one that's just as good.

    3: Adding BC games to your cart

    This one is self explanatory. If the DLC bundles aren't added, then at least let me buy everything I want in one transaction from the cart.

    I can't think of a good reason why these features aren't already available for BC games, but I can at least hope that enough people see this to get Xbox to implement at least one of these features.

    :)
     
    DarkFire225, Mar 18, 2019
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  2. IRB Win User

    Simple quality of life fixes to buying backwards compatible games

    None of these changes are simple as you suggest. They are incredibly complex from a programming point of view as they are 2 different stores. The engineering effort involved is probably not worth it when the could be spending that time on other areas.

    Not to day it wouldn't be great to combine them better but I don't see it ever happening.
  3. Ackis Win User

    Simple quality of life fixes to buying backwards compatible games

    Recently, I've wanted to take advantage of the EA Publisher Sale in order to buy the Mass Effect series, as I have never played them before. However, I quickly noticed some "flaws" with the store, and simply wish to suggest some fixes that I believe would
    make buying backwards compatible (BC) games easier.

    1: Allow the usage of our account balance

    I cannot fathom as to why your account balance can't be used to buy BC games. I mean, money is money right? This is a particular annoyance when you want to claim a BC Game with Gold. It's free, why do I need to "choose another payment method" when it's free.

    2: Add DLC bundles

    It's a little ridiculous that I have to go to, and individually purchase every piece of DLC. I just makes sense to have a separate version of the game that includes all the DLC for, let's say, an extra 5-10 dollars (these are BC games after all). However,
    if you don't add this feature, then may I suggest one that's just as good.

    3: Adding BC games to your cart

    This one is self explanatory. If the DLC bundles aren't added, then at least let me buy everything I want in one transaction from the cart.

    I can't think of a good reason why these features aren't already available for BC games, but I can at least hope that enough people see this to get Xbox to implement at least one of these features.
    #2 is huge for me. Problem is, prices are set by the publisher and often these older titles are left to rot. You *might* get a GOTY edition like you mentioned, but often not.

    What's even worse is sometimes they'll even make the DLC unavailable to buy!
  4. Smwutches Win User

    Simple quality of life fixes to buying backwards compatible games

  5. DarkFire225 Win User

    Simple quality of life fixes to buying backwards compatible games

    Thank you, I was unaware of this service.
  6. CIDkidzPILLZ Win User

    Simple quality of life fixes to buying backwards compatible games

    Not to day it wouldn't be great to combine them better but I don't see it ever happening.
    I'd have to agree.
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