XBLA To Offer Premium Demos

The latest word from Official Xbox Magazine stateside suggests that the publication could soon be offering exclusive demos and the like for a fee; offering coverdisc content to users of the Xbox Live Marketplace. The new service will be called OXM Digital, and editor Francesca Reyes announced the offering in the mag's September edition. "Think […]

The latest word from Official Xbox Magazine stateside suggests that the publication could soon be offering exclusive demos and the like for a fee; offering coverdisc content to users of the Xbox Live Marketplace.

The new service will be called OXM Digital, and editor Francesca Reyes announced the offering in the mag's September edition. "Think of it as a digital digest of our mag, but with lots of exclusive interactive content, including gamer pics, themes, videos, galleries...stuff we can't do in print," she writes, adding that "exclusive demos" will also be part of OXM Digital.

It looks likely said demos will be offered via the magazine's coverdisc and to OXM Digital subscribers free for a certain period, before such content is made available to all. The package will cost 200 Microsoft points, though it is presently unclear whether the service will just be open to US gamers alone.

The Official Xbox Magazine in the US, and in other parts of the world, often has the jump when it comes to demos and other content - which are sometimes exclusive to the magazine's coverdisc for a limited period. This online content seems to be an extension of this.

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