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Xbox Play Anywhere - Buy a Game on Xbox One, get it on a Windows 10 PC and Vice Versa

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#1 Ngamer01


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Posted 13 June 2016 - 09:56 AM



Microsoft announced today the "Play Anywhere" where if you buy an Xbox One game digitally, you get it digitally on PC for free provided if your PC has Windows 10 installed.  Buying a PC version digitally will also net you a digital Xbox One copy.


So if you buy say Gears of War 4 on Xbox One, you'll get the PC version of Gears of War 4 thrown in for free.  Play Anywhere also supports crossplay where games that have online play will allow Xbox One players to play against PC players and vice versa.  Saves are also transferrable via the cloud.  So you can play on PC one moment and pick the game back up on Xbox One later (vice versa too).


There are caveats to this program though.  Read the article for more information!


Edited by Ngamer01, 13 June 2016 - 10:23 AM.

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Posted 29 June 2016 - 12:07 PM



Microsoft announced the Play Anywhere function will be releasing August 2nd to coincide with the Windows 10 1st Anniversary update and unified Windows Store.


For those wondering about the Windows 10 side of this, you can view this thread for more info:



EDIT - https://www.engadget...te-and-details/


Play Anywhere delayed by a month.  It should launch September 2nd.

Edited by Ngamer01, 05 July 2016 - 02:40 PM.

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