Microsoft just announced that the long awaited Xbox One game Quantum Break will be released on April 5th. Along with the Xbox One version, the company also said that Windows 10 version of the game will be released on the same day. Users who purchase the Xbox One version will get the Windows 10 game for free, as well as some new sync options.
Users will be able to sync their game progress, achievements, cloud saves, and more between Windows 10 and Xbox, so they’ll be able to access their game data on both devices. The fact that Microsoft allowed players to sync their game data between two devices is not surprising at all, as we know that Microsoft tends to develop Windows 10 as cross-platform system, which includes full integration with Xbox.
Head of Xbox marketing team, Aaron Greenberg confirmed the release of Windows 10 version via Twitter, as well as the cloud save functionality:
“We fairly recently were able to make the Win 10 version come day & date with #XboxOne with shared saves & this lets more fans play the game.”
But, while the features sync functionality was expected, the company surprised a lot of people when it announced that you’ll be able to play Quantum Break on both Windows 10 and Xbox One with a single purchase!
Microsoft to Introduce Cross-buy Feature
The release of Quantum Break could be a revolutionary move for Microsoft. This game is going to be the first cross-buy game for Xbox One, and Xbox’s Phil Spencer hinted on Twitter that the company is looking to deliver more games that way.
“We’ll make it a platform feature. We think it’s good for gamers.”
Making one game available to play on two platforms with a single purchase will probably slightly decrease Microsoft’s revenue from selling games, but it will definitely boost the popularity of both Windows 10 (as a platform for games) and Xbox One, which will be a huge benefit for the company.
Microsoft already makes preparations for bringing the cross-buy feature to life, as the company already started to offer the cloud save functionality for the previous ‘big title’ that hit the Windows Store recently, Rise of the Tomb Raider, along with Quantum Break, which took it one step further, as it is already a ‘cross-buy game’.
You can pre-order Quantum Break for Xbox One and Windows 10 from the Microsoft Store right now. What do you think about the cross-buy feature for Xbox One and Windows 10? Will the introduction of the feature convince you to buy more games for Microsoft’s platforms than before? Tell us your opinion in the comments.