Xbox Play Anywhere Launches in September

Microsoft’s new ‘Play Anywhere’ Initiative, which was announced at E3 last month, will go live on the 13th of September according to a statement made to Polygon.

The program will allow for a single purchase of a compatible game, but ownership on both Xbox One and Windows 10. It won’t cost anything extra than the normal game; saves and achievements will transfer across, and all DLC purchased will be playable on both systems. It’s the unification process Microsoft have been leaning towards for some time now, and I am very excited.

Play Anywhere will only work on the Windows 10 Anniversary Edition update, which will release on the 2nd of August. It will also be limited to digital purchases, and not retail copies.

The first game to support Play Anywhere will be ReCore, which launches on the 13th of September.

A full list of the supported games so far are as follows:

  • 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