Microsoft Studios Published Games Now Automatically Part Of ‘Xbox Play Anywhere’ Program

By Snooky Grawls , Updated Jul 06, 2016 04:53 AM EDT

Microsoft has a lot of games planned but a recent update adds more good news for the upcoming titles. It seems that from here on, all new games published by Microsoft Studios will be part of the “Xbox Play Anywhere” program and can hence be played across multiple platforms.

The move to make all Microsoft published games playable across multiple platforms comes from the Windows Blog as revealed by vice president Yusuf Mehdi. The announcement was part of Microsoft’s Windows 10 Anniversary update happening on August 2.

Acknowledging that gaming has become one of fastest growing areas of entertainment, gamers can now play on the Windows 10 PC and Xbox One without having to start over for each platform. The “Xbox Play Anywhere” will cover all games shown at E3 and can be easily accessed via the Windows Store.

“Cortana” will help find new games and more

“Cortana”, the personal assistant of Windows 10, will render assistance to gamers as well via the Xbox One. “Cortana” commands will aid in the search of great new games and also help find out what others are up to.

There will be other things “Cortana” can do such as start a party or perhaps and help turning your Xbox One game console on or off. This is one of the good features that Windows 10 will have to offer, something that is set to be available on the new Xbox One S this summer.

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update will retail for about $299. Buyers can also take Microsoft up on its offer on the Xbox One S launch edition which will cost $399. Considering that it will be the only console with support for HDR gaming and 4K Ultra HD video and Blu-ray, the offer should be tempting to techies and gamers.

Microsoft Games to look forward to

As for the games to expect, “ReCore” is the first game scheduled for the “Xbox Play Anywhere” happening on September 13. Other games like “Forza Horizon 3”, “Gears of War 4” and “Cuphead” are expected to follow later on according to IGN.

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