Xbox One News & Updates: New Play Anywhere Feature To Go Live In September
Microsoft confirms release date of the new Xbox Play Anywhere which brings players the best of both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC games into a single program.
In a report from Polygon, Microsoft revealed that the Xbox Play Anywhere is scheduled to go live on September 13. The new program was announced during the E3 Microsoft event in June.
According to Microsoft, users will be able to save their progress in one file which they can play in both Windows 10-run PCs and Xbox One. This is all thanks to the new Xbox Play Anywhere.
"The Windows 10 Anniversary Update and the related Xbox update coming this summer enable the Windows Store on Windows 10 and Xbox One to support Xbox Play Anywhere games," a representative from Microsoft told the outlet.
An official page dedicated to the new program revealed that users of Xbox Play Anywhere would also be able to save their progress in games played in the console and PC. They will also be able to access their add-ons and achievements via either platform.
All games supported in the Xbox Play Anywhere are listed down in www.xboxplayanywhere.com. Those with the official Xbox Play Anywhere icon are the only ones supported in the feature. The best thing about this is that playing the supported games in PC and Xbox One will cost no additional fees.
Among the games which are currently being offered in for Xbox Play Anywhere include "Gears of War 4," "Forza Horizon 3," "ReCore," "Sea Thieves," "Halo Wars 2," and "Scalebound" which are all available for pre-order. Meanwhile, "Killer Instinct Season 3" is already up for download while "Ark: Survival Evolved" is available for purchase.
However, the Xbox Play Anywhere feature is only available for digital games. The games compatible to the feature are up for grabs in the Windows Store and the Xbox Store as well as via participating retailers.