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Xbox players can enjoy the free multiplayer weekend until June 12. Xbox

The Xbox One is not getting one of its promised TV and entertainment features. The TV DVR feature has dropped from Microsoft’s priority list, and will no longer debut this year.

Speaking with The Verge, a Microsoft rep revealed that the company has reevaluated the feature and ultimately decided to putt the development of the feature on hold.

“We’ve decided to put development of DVR for Over-the-Air TV on hold to focus our attention on launching new, higher fan-requested gaming experiences across Xbox One and Windows 10,” said the Microsoft rep to The Verge.

This is a rather interesting turn, since the company appears to be moving towards the integration of the Xbox One and Windows 10, as well as a stronger arm in gaming as a device.

Just recently, Microsoft has released a new Xbox One system software update for preview members. Most of the features and fixes included deal with making social and gaming components easier on the Xbox One.

In the meantime, Xbox Live and Xbox Live Gold players can enjoy this weekend in two ways. First is the free multiplayer weekend that will run until June 12. For the first time, all Xbox Live members even with no Xbox Live Gold membership can now play online, Xbox Wire reported.

This goes for both Xbox One and Xbox 360 players. This is a great way to experience “Rocket League,” which Xbox Live members can access freely during the free multiplayer weekend as well.

Xbox Live Gold members have an extra bonus after the free multiplayer weekend. From June 12 to 22, the EA Access Vault will be free. The only thing a player will need is an Xbox Live Gold subscription and an Xbox One console to access the 20+ EA titles in the vault.

After the 10-day EA Access Free Play Days, players can have the option of becoming an EA Access member via two subscriptions, the monthly US$4.99 (approx. AU$7) or the one-year US$29.99 (approx. AU$40) access. Doing so will keep one’s progress, achievements and Gamerscore earned from the Free Play Days.

Among the games available in the EA Access program are “Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare,” “Peggle 2,” “FIFA 16,” “Madden NFL 14,” “Battlefield Hardline” and “Need for Speed Rivals.”

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