“While Xbox Live is matchmaking, you’re untethered and free to do what you want, like watch TV or check out your favorite website or apps while waiting for your next game. If you’re playing digital games, you can even play one game while Smart Match prepares a second. This freedom to break out of waiting in lobbies and do whatever you want is what separates Xbox One from systems that don’t have a way to instantly switch between tasks.”
And this is why I'm going digital on day one. I guess a lot of these features would have been available to all before they changed their policies. Glad to hear a lot of them seem to be left in tact for those who plan to go down the digital route. Being able to play another game whilst Halo takes its sweet time matchmaking is dream come true.
Just out of interest, will features like this make you think twice about buying physical games? What else would you like Microsoft to do with digital to incentivise customers to make the switch?