Microsoft Announces “Xbox Play Anywhere”; Buy Once, Play on Xbox One and PC for Free

Xbox Play Anywhere is a new initiative announced during Microsoft’s E3 2016 press briefing, where consumers have to only buy games once to play them on both Xbox One and PC for absolutely free.

To put it simply, a single purchase will allow you to play the game on both platforms. More importantly, Microsoft has promised the tracking of progress and achievements, with disregard to what platform you’ve opted to play your purchase on. In addition, Xbox Play Anywhere will offer cross-platform multiplayer gaming across Xbox One and Windows 10 PC.

“Gamers have never had more choice in how and where they play,” Xbox boss Phil Spencer said during the conference. “We are bringing our biggest games lineup ever to Xbox One and Windows 10, uniting gamers across networks on Xbox Live and expanding the Xbox One family of devices.”

You can read below for a list of titles confirmed to feature support for Xbox Play Anywhere. Microsoft has already announced that all titles from its first-party studios will be part of the company’s new initiative.

  • Crackdown 3
  • Gears of War 4
  • Dead Rising 4
  • Halo Wars 2
  • Forza Horizon 3
  • Recore
  • Scalebound
  • Sea of Thieves
  • State of Decay 2

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