Microsoft's Xbox Play Anywhere program was announced during the company's E3 2016 press conference and, as reports suggested, aims to bridge the gap between its console and PC audiences. Play Anywhere grants anyone who purchases a game on either Xbox One or PC a free copy for the other platform at no additional cost. So if you buy Gears of War 4 on Xbox One, you automatically have it on PC, and vice versa.
Xbox boss Phil Spencer said during the conference, "We are hard work on a rich portfolio of new games ... These games will all be part of the Xbox Play Anywhere program. That means the next time you're in the middle of that crucial level but have to hit the road, your game goes with you. Save it on your console, pick it up again on your Windows 10 PC".
During the press conference, Gears of War 4 was announced as the first Xbox Play Anywhere title, and The Coalition's Rod Fergusson appeared on stage and said game progress and achievements will also travel between both platforms (it has been suggested this will be the case across all supported titles.)
Microsoft indicated that all of its first-party titles shown during the briefing will be included in the Xbox Play Anywhere promotion, and named the first wave of games that will be available. You can see all of the confirmed Xbox Play Anywhere games below.
Confirmed Xbox Play Anywhere Games:
•Gears of War 4
•Sea of Thieves
•Forza Horizon 3
•State of Decay 2
•Halo Wars 2
•Ark: Survival Evolved
•Killer Instinct: Season 3
•We Happy Few
Masiv / Jun 25, 2016