Microsoft’s Play Anywhere Launches This September


E3, arguably the biggest expo when it comes to the video game industry, was held just last month. During the event, we got big reveals in software along with some information in regards to Microsoft’s upcoming hardware. However, there was one feature that came out from Microsoft that would allow gamers a little more ease when bridging their Xbox One and Windows 10 PC, which was called Xbox Play Anywhere. Now we have a release date for when gamers can take advantage of the feature and best of all, you won’t have to wait very long.

As mentioned above, during E3 2016, Microsoft announced their latest feature for the Xbox One and Windows 10 PC gamers. Essentially, if you own both a gaming PC and a Xbox One console, Microsoft released video games would allow gamers to purchase the title once before it unlocks on both console and PC. Now gamers can start a video game on PC and later end it through the console, however, it was revealed that cross play between PC and Xbox One would only be available for select titles.

The announcement of its service feature being launched was confirmed by Microsoft to Polygon. Gamers will have access to Play Anywhere on September 13, 2016. Although, there are a few small requirements that must be met before gamers can try the feature out. For instance, your Windows 10 operating system must have the Windows 10 Anniversary Edition update which is set to release on August 2, 2016. Likewise, the Xbox One console will need to be updated when the summer update.

For now, the first game to release that will allow gamers to use the Xbox Play Anywhere feature will be ReCore, which happens to launch alongside the Play Anywhere feature.