Microsoft recently revealed the Xbox Play Anywhere program during their E3 2016 press conference, which serves as a cross-buy service that allows you to get both a Windows 10 and Xbox One version of all games you buy that support the service.
A good amount of games have been confirmed for the service so far, and you can find the complete list below.
- Ark: Survival Evolved
- Crackdown 3
- Forza Horizon 3
- Gears of War 4
- Halo Wars 2
- Killer Instinct – Season 3
- Sea of Thieves
- State of Decay 2
- We Happy Few
Here’s how it works:
“When you buy an Xbox Play Anywhere digital game through the Xbox Store or the Windows Store, it’s yours to play on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC at no additional cost. To take advantage of Xbox Play Anywhere, you will need to have installed the Windows 10 Anniversary Edition update on your PC, as well as the latest update on your Xbox One console. Then, simply log into your Xbox Live/Microsoft account and your Xbox Play Anywhere games will be available to download.”
In addition to getting you two versions of the same game, the service also allows you to transfer your save data, DLC and achievements across both platforms. However, this service is currently only available for digital versions of games and Microsoft has not made any announcements on the potential of this eventually working for physical games, as well.
- This article was updated on:February 27th, 2018