Microsoft Updates Windows Store with Pre-Orders for Xbox Play Anywhere

By Regin Olimberio , Updated Sep 08, 2016 01:00 AM EDT

Tech Giant and games platform maker Microsoft hitched the cloud gaming bandwagon with huge announcements. Xbox Play Anywhere now offers preorders via Windows Store.

Microsoft's original intent for Windows Store is to offer apps purchase option for PCs that operates Windows 8 and Windows 10. The company then incorporates the Xbox Play Anywhere titles in this shop to accommodate gamers. Digital games can be sold through Windows Store because Play Anywhere is basically a cloud service, according to Xbox.

Sharing Windows Store is also logical for Microsoft because Play Anywhere titles are accessible through both Xbox One console and Windows 10 PC. Meaning, gamers can swap between the two at no add-on cost. Further, this cross-platform gaming setup does not affect progress and achievements in games.

For those who are curious about what titles are available for pre-order, think of "ReCore," "Gears of War IV" and "Forza Horizon 3." Release dates for these titles are scattered throughout Sept and Oct this year, Geeky Gadget reported.

ReCore is going to be the first to hit Play Anywhere on Sept 13 for North America and Asia Pacific markets. It offers excellent visuals via action-platform genre. Developer Armature Studio boasts that ReCore gameplay assures what they dubbed "emotionally engaging story."

Forza Horizon 3 is due on Set 23 for early access edition. Gamers can expect over-drive in this title by exploring the Australian continent. There is going to be no fear of broken down here with the availability of over 350 customizable cars. This one is basically fanfare of hitting the road, music and cars.

Last to invade the gaming world on Oct 7 through early access is Gears of War 4. This action role-playing adventure sports heroes out to save damsels in distress. Serving as prelude to the endgame is the quest to vanquish monsters and annihilate bosses.

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