Not all new Xbox games will come to Windows 10, Microsoft changes its mind

by Radu Tyrsina
Radu Tyrsina
Radu Tyrsina
CEO & Founder
Radu Tyrsina has been a Windows fan ever since he got his first PC, a Pentium III (a monster at that time). For most of the kids of... read more
Affiliate Disclosure
True gamers use the best gaming browser: Opera GXOpera GX is a special version of the famous Opera browser that is built specifically to fulfill gamer's needs. Packed with unique features, Opera GX will help you get the most out of gaming and browsing everyday:

  • CPU, RAM and Network limiter with hot tab killer
  • Integrated with Twitch, Discord, Instagram, Twitter and Messengers directly
  • Built-in sound controls and custom music
  • Custom color themes by Razer Chroma and force dark pages
  • Free VPN and Ad blocker
  • Download Opera GX

Microsoft is breaking its promise to bring all new Xbox games to Windows 10, although a few days ago, Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President, Windows and Devices Group has insisted that Play Anywhere will be available for all new games released in the Windows Store.

Yusuf Mehdi had a short intervention on Microsoft’s blog, saying a few words about the Anniversary Update for Windows 10 and he made reference to Play Anywhere, assuring users that they could soon buy a game once and play it on their Windows 10 PC and Xbox One.

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.

Everybody was extremely happy, especially those who had in mind to play the upcoming Halo 6 on their PCs. Unfortunately, Microsoft has changed its mind and backtracked on that statement, saying that “Every new title published from Microsoft Studios that we showed onstage at E3 this year will support Xbox Play Anywhere and will be easily accessible in the Windows Store.”

Halo 6 might still come to PC, but other games will be kept exclusive to Xbox One, to boost console sales. Unfortunately, at this point, it’s not sure which new game will be available for PC, but on August 2 we’ll find out more information. This is the date when the Windows 10 Anniversary Update will be released, but Microsoft is still bringing new builds to Insiders, which contain important fixes.

The latest build, 14383, was released simultaneously for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile and the upcoming build, 14384 is considered the first candidate for Release To Manufacturing (RTM). After being released to users in the stable channel, the “RTM” build will arrive months later to the Current Branch for Business.


idee restoro Still having issues? Fix them with this tool:
  1. Download this PC Repair Tool rated Great on (download starts on this page).
  2. Click Start Scan to find Windows issues that could be causing PC problems.
  3. Click Repair All to fix issues with Patented Technologies (Exclusive Discount for our readers).

Restoro has been downloaded by 0 readers this month.

This article covers:Topics: