Could Resident Evil 7 be a Play Anywhere title on Xbox?
Japanese video game site Dengeki announced that Xbox and PC players of the upcoming Resident Evil 7 (Biohazard 7 in Japan) will be able to transfers their save-games between Xbox One and PC – fuelling speculation that the Capcom title could be one of the first third-party titles to adopt the Xbox Play Anywhere approach.
Play Anywhere – which sees seamless integration of Xbox and PC titles, including at the purchasing stage where buying one version of the game nets you the other as well, absolutely free – has until now been available only on Microsoft Studios-published titles, where it’s the new standard for all digital titles.
Cross-save, as IGN points out, doesn’t make much sense without Play Anywhere – unless, of course, you’re willing to shell out for both versions of the game. The fact that game save transfer doesn’t appear to be available from PS4 to PC lends weight to the argument that Resident Evil 7 could be an official Play Anywhere title. As yet, publisher Capcom has remained silent on the issue.
Until there’s official word from either Capcom or Microsoft we’ll stay on the fence – but we have to say we’d love to see more publishers get on board with Play Anywhere.