Earlier this month Microsoft made waves when it announced every new Microsoft published game will support the Xbox Play Anywhere feature. Now it seems the company has quietly rolled back that statement.
Where the original blog post, discussing the next Windows 10 update, included the phrase “Every new title published from Microsoft Studios will support Xbox Play Anywhere,” the post has since been changed. It now reads that every new Microsoft title “showed onstage at E3 this year” will support it. YouTube channel The Red Dragon spotted the change.
From the games announced at E3, we know ReCore, Sea of Thieves, Scalebound, Gears of War 4, Halo Wars 2, and Forza Horizon 3 are all going to support the feature. But the new wording means we can’t be sure about games beyond that.
Responding to the immediate backlash against the reworked promise, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer took to Twitter explaining, “Just clarifying could be unique game not right for all devices. Intent to bring our franchises to Win10 & XB1 is unchanged.”
Xbox Play Anywhere is the new initiative from Microsoft, enabling cross-buy, cross-play, and cross-save between games on the Xbox One and PC. As we learn more about how it will work, and for what games, you’ll find it all right here on Gamespresso.