Xbox Play Anywhere coming in September – report
Last month, Microsoft representatives took the stage at E3 and announced Xbox Play Anywhere where gaming will be able to play certain Xbox One games on your PC. Now we now know when we can expect this new era of cross-platform gaming to arrive.
On Friday, Microsoft told Polygon that Xbox Play Anywhere would arrive on 13 September.
According to the report, Xbox Play Anywhere will require the upcoming Windows 10 Anniversary Update (previously known as Redstone), as well as a future Xbox One software update that’s due something this summer.
For now, the list of supported games isn’t that extensive, but it includes popular titles such as Gears of War 4, ReCore, Forza Horizon 3, and We Happy Few, among others.
Microsoft has already taken significant steps to unify gaming across its platforms – the Xbox app for Windows 10 is a good example of just that. Since then, it has worked to bring the two even closer together. For instance, the version of the Xbox One Experience released last November featured some interface similarities with the Xbox app for Windows. Xbox Play Anywhere represents the biggest step forward in this regard and likely not the last.
IDG News Service