Xbox Play Anywhere Launches This September

Xbox Play Anywhere Launches This September

Xbox Play Anywhere – Microsoft’s new program which will let some games be playable on both PC and Xbox One – will go live on September 13 in the United States, reports Polygon.

The program – which lets users buy certain games digitally on one platform, but play it on both – was announced by Microsoft last month at their E3 media briefing. The service also saves your progress to one file, letting you carry that progress across PC and Xbox One. Further, it will keep track of any DLC you purchase, making it available to both systems.

The service requires users to have the Windows 10 Anniversary Edition update on their PC (which will be available at the start of August), as well as the Xbox One ‘summer update’ – so winter for us here.

The program also only supports digital purchases. The existing list of supported titles follow:

  • Gears of War 4
  • Forza Horizon 3
  • ReCore
  • Sea of Thieves
  • Halo Wars 2
  • Scalebound
  • Killer Instinct Season 3
  • State of Decay 2
  • Ark: Survival Evolved
  • Cuphead
  • We Happy Few
  • Crackdown 3

It’s unclear if the program will become available to New Zealand users this September also. We’ll keep you updated as that information comes in.



 

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Comments Comments (10)

 
Posted by Bunnny
On Monday 4 Jul 2016 1:42 PM
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Aren't we already there with Killer Instinct :D
 
 
 
Posted by ninja
On Monday 4 Jul 2016 2:15 PM
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Will be cool if Xbox makes it available globally after the US release - want to try this feature out!!
 
 
 
Posted by ChimeraNZ
On Monday 4 Jul 2016 2:32 PM
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Pretty cool feature - happy to be able to play Halo Wars 2 on the PC.
 
 
 
Posted by LukeB
On Monday 4 Jul 2016 3:24 PM
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I just like that I'll have the option for all those games :)
 
 
 
Posted by xBOOZEMONEYx
On Monday 4 Jul 2016 3:25 PM
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It's just a matter of time before this leads to cross platform play. With Sony getting left in the dust. There inferior network will be exposed more than it is now. That being said I hope it happens and soon. It will be fun.
 
 
 
Posted by Cyco24
On Tuesday 5 Jul 2016 12:25 AM
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Does anyone think that with all this happening ans M+KB support coming to the xbox line (normal slim scorpio) that we could see pc cames come across to consoles? That way they can offer more than other brands? (Yes xbox steam machines basiclly)?
 
 
 
Posted by ModifiedSoul
On Tuesday 5 Jul 2016 8:51 AM
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5 July 2016, 12:25 AM Reply to Cyco24
Does anyone think that with all this happening ans M+KB support coming to the xbox line (normal slim scorpio) that we could see pc cames come across to consoles? That way they can offer more than other brands? (Yes xbox steam machines basiclly)?
hopefully, i do wonder though if 6tflops will be enough in late 2017, hopefully they raise the bar again by then, and yes i'm happy to pay the probably ridiculously high price it would be
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Wednesday 6 Jul 2016 9:59 PM
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State of Decay 2 should be on steam since 1 was.
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Wednesday 6 Jul 2016 10:00 PM
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5 July 2016, 12:25 AM Reply to Cyco24
Does anyone think that with all this happening ans M+KB support coming to the xbox line (normal slim scorpio) that we could see pc cames come across to consoles? That way they can offer more than other brands? (Yes xbox steam machines basiclly)?
No they did a test ages ago, showing how much kb/m destroy controller user's, try playing cod or something on pc :p
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Wednesday 6 Jul 2016 10:03 PM
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6 July 2016, 10:00 PM Reply to ThatUndeadLegacy
No they did a test ages ago, showing how much kb/m destroy controller user's, try playing cod or something on pc :p
*with a controller* you could add kb/m as an option on consoles but you would have to split the playerbase to make it fair, and in nz a split playerbase mean's NO playerbase. - i mean we barely have anybody to play with split on all these different consoles and pc,.