Xbox Game Preview is a service similar to Steam Early Access and Kickstarter in that it allows developers to bring in-development games to the Xbox One for early purchase and play. This helps fund the cost of developing the game in return for promised future updates and features for the gamers.

The service will be launching on Xbox One this week, with The Long Dark and Elite: Dangerous kicking off the program. All games released on the program also must offer a preview mode where you can try the game for a limited time before choosing to buy it. This will prevent broken games from being released. Sheltered, DayZ and Ion (from the makers of DayZ) will be coming to the service in the near future!