Play Anywhere launches September 13

Play Anywhere launches September 13

At this year's E3, Microsoft announced Play Anywhere, which allows you to play Xbox One games on your Windows 10 PC, or the other way around. They have now unveiled the release date and first game.

04-07-2016  -  by Thijs Kaagman

Microsoft has confirmed to Polygon that they will launch Xbox Play Anywhere on September 13 this year. This is also the release date for ReCore, which will be the first title to support the Play Anywhere program. 

Play Anywhere was announced by Microsoft at the E3 this year. Titles with the Play Anywhere label will launch on both the Xbox and on Windows 10. Gamers can buy either one of the versions and play it on both platforms. Progress will be saved in the cloud, just as achievements and DLC like expansions and in-game content. It also allows players from both platforms to play together in multiplayer, although not all games will support this feature.


"The Windows 10 Anniversary Update and the related Xbox update coming this summer enable the Windows Store on Windows 10 and Xbox One to support Xbox Play Anywhere games", a Microsoft spokesperson said. "Then, beginning with the launch of ReCore this fall and continuing with Forza Horizon 3, Gears of War 4, Halo Wars 2 and others, when you digitally purchase a game that supports Xbox Play Anywhere, you have access to the game on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs for one price and your progress, game saves and achievements are shared seamlessly across both platforms."

Not every Xbox or Windows games will support Play Anywhere. Here's a list with confirmed Play Anywhere games:

  • 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

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