Head of Xbox Phil Spencer Explains Play Anywhere Retraction

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Microsoft’s Xbox Play Anywhere was mentioned in the Microsoft Windows 10 anniversary update and Microsoft was quick to change the wording of what the program involved.

The original statement in the message stated “every new title published from Microsoft Studios will support Xbox Play Anywhere.”  Shortly after the wording was changed to read “every new title published from Microsoft Studios that we showed onstage at E3 this year will support Xbox Play Anywhere.”  Microsoft didn’t put out any reason why they changed this statement until now when head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, tweeted a response to PCGamer and it read:

It appears they retracted this statement because some games, due to mechanics or genre for example, wouldn’t work as well on a console as well as a PC or vise versa.  Microsoft just doesn’t want to make a blanket promise they may not be able to keep, not because they don’t want to, but because they just can’t due to limitations of system.  For now the Xbox Play Anywhere program will just involve games from their E3 press conference which can be found in our previous article by clicking here.

Source: Twitter

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