Microsoft has announced that all of their titles from now on will support the Xbox Play Anywhere program.
In a Windows blog post, Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President of Windows, outlined upcoming features coming to gamers in the Windows 10 anniversary update launching on August 2. Play Anywhere will not launch until September, but will require the anniversary update.
The update details include:
- With the Xbox Play Anywhere program, you can buy a game once and play on your Windows 10 PC and Xbox One with shared progress, shared game saves and shared achievements. Every new title published from Microsoft Studios will support Xbox Play Anywhere and will be easily accessible in the Windows Store.
- Xbox Play Anywhere games will be offered within the new unified Windows Store on both Windows 10 and Xbox One. You’ll be able to find the content you want faster and purchase game and app bundles, pre-orders, pre-downloads and subscriptions such as Xbox Live Gold.
- On Xbox One, gamers will be able to use Cortana commands to find great new games, see what your friends are up to, start a party, accomplish common tasks and turn on your Xbox One by saying “Hey Cortana, Xbox On”.
- Top fan requested features for Xbox One, such as Language Region Independence (allowing gamers to choose any supported language, regardless of their location) and support for background music, will come with the Anniversary Update.
Xbox Play Anywhere was announced during Microsoft’s E3 press conference. Currently, the first game to support the program will be ReCore, which releases on September 13. Other titles include Gears of War 4 and Forza Horizon 3.