Microsoft Retracts Statement on Xbox Play Anywhere

Looks like Microsoft may have gotten a little carried away with itself.  Microsoft has pulled back a statement they originally made about their Play Anywhere program.  Microsoft originally released a presser stating that “every new title” would be part of the Play Anywhere program.  This statement actually applied only to the games that were shown during their E3 2016 press conference.  The program will encompass select Microsoft Studios titles and possibly more developers to come.

The known list of titles from E3 that are part of Play Anywhere are as follows:

  • Ark: Survival Evolved
  • Crackdown 3
  • Cuphead
  • Forza Horizon 3
  • Gears of War 4
  • Halo Wars 2
  • Killer Instinct – Season 3
  • ReCore
  • Scalebound
  • Sea of Thieves
  • State of Decay 2
  • We Happy Few


To be fair though, Microsoft’s Xbox Play Anywhere idea is a great idea to give consumers more as well as bridge the gap between platforms.  All games that are developed and purchased in the program will be unlocked across Xbox One and Windows 10 with shared achievements and cloud saving so progress can be picked up on either platform.  Xbox Play Anywhere is set to begin on September 13, 2016.

Are you still interested in Play Anywhere?  Is Microsoft helping or hurting their brand by extending their former exclusives to PC?  Let us know what you think in the comment section below!

Source – Appy-Gamer

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Robert Rodkey

A husband and father with a love for gaming and gaming industry. Got my Bachelors degree in Game Design and Simulation and play anything I can get my hands on but currently addicted to Destiny. Whatever else you heard about me, don't believe it... unless it's good. Gamertag: aCerealMurderer

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