Xbox Play Anywhere Confirms Launch Date; Here's The List Of Games Available
Xbox Play Anywhere is set to launch on Sept. 13, 2016. Microsoft confirmed the release date of the new program, which will allow gamers to play anytime and anywhere, as long as they have an Xbox One or Windows 10 PC.
Xbox Play Anywhere was announced at E3 2016 in June. The new program allows players to save their game progress in a single file, track a single set of achievements and save more when purchasing downloadable content (DLC).
Gamers who purchase any DLC will find it playable on both the Xbox One and PC, including season passes, game add-ons, in-game unlocks and consumables. The price of the new capability is also around the same as a regular game.
Polygon reported that Xbox Play Anywhere requires players to have the Windows 10 Anniversary Edition update on their PC, which will become available on Aug. 2, 2016.
Xbox One users are required to have the summer update to take advantage of dual compatibility for their purchased DLC. However, only the download version of the game will be supported, not the disc version.
Games with Xbox Play Anywhere support will include a Play Anywhere icon in the online store. There is a current list of titles, although more are expected to arrive soon.
- Gears of War 4
- Forza Horizon 3
- Sea of Thieves
- Halo Wars 2
- Killer Instinct Season 3
- State of Decay 2
- Ark: Survival Evolved
- We Happy Few
- Crackdown 3
GameSpot cited that "ReCore" will be the first game that supports Xbox Play Anywhere. It will release on September 13 as well.
The other games will launch later in 2016, while others like "Halo Wars 2" will arrive early in 2017. More games are expected to be introduced for the new service next year.
In another report, Gamespot stated how Sony hinted that they only intend to focus on their own strategy, although there was a lot of talk about the cross-play between Microsoft on Xbox and PC through Xbox Play Anywhere.
PlayStation president Andrew House hinted that a cross-play between PlayStation and PC games will not be available soon, unless they realize that there is huge consumer demand for such service.
Microsoft, on the other hand, has made huge progress to unify gaming across its platforms. The company is expected to continue its efforts in increasing computability over a wide array of systems.
More updates and details on Xbox Play Anywhere are expected soon.