Resident Evil 7 might be one of the most highly anticipated games of early 2017. Taking the long running series and reinventing it, while returning it to its survival horror roots, the game already had a lot going for it. Now it has even more to get excited about, if you were planning to buy the game digitally on Xbox One.
Resident Evil 7 is the first major third-party Xbox Play Anywhere game, announced Phil Spencer, making it so that you buy the game on Xbox One and get to play it on PC as well. You need to get the digital version for this to work, of course, and your PC must be running Windows 10. Other than that, you just grab the game off the Windows 10 Store and you’re good to go.
Xbox Play Anywhere was announced back at E3 2016 and has featured a lot of big games, such as Gears of War 4 and Forza Horizon 3. Since the program was announced more and more games have been revealed as taking advantage of it. This included a few indie titles, like We Happy Few and ARK: Survival Evolved. But until now there hasn’t been a major, AAA third party release for Xbox Play Anywhere.
Resident Evil 7 makes sense for the program, as it is already launching on Xbox One and PC, as well as PS4. In fact, PS4 has a bit of an exclusive feature with PSVR support, with other VR support coming to PC later on. Making it so players who buy the game on Xbox One also get a PC version gives them incentive to do so over the PS4 version. It will also let you play the game in VR, once that feature rolls out to PC.
Resident Evil 7 hits stores on January 24th, so get ready to decide which version works best for you.