MANILA, Philippines – Microsoft on Friday, July 1, revealed the release date for Xbox Play Anywhere – an upcoming feature announced at the 2016 Electronic Entertainment Expo that would allow select games to be unlocked on the Xbox One and Windows 10 PC for play.
Microsoft confirmed to games website Polygon that the feature would be made available on September 13.
Those who wish to take advantage of Xbox Play Anywhere will need to have some specific updates installed. On Windows 10 machines, the Windows 10 Anniversary Edition update – coming on August 2 – must be installed. Meanwhile, Xbox One consoles must have the summer update installed.
Xbox Play Anywhere will support only downloaded versions of the games, rather than physical discs.
The system allows for seamless gameplay from the console to a Windows 10 machine, with a single file allowing for play on both PC and Xbox One for the price of one game. This also means game add-ons, season passes, consumables, and in-game unlocks will be available across the PC and Xbox One.
The current titles supporting Xbox Play Anywhere are listed below:
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