Xbox Play Anywhere lets you buy a game once and play it on both Xbox One and PC

Madeleine Dean By: Madeleine Dean
2 minute read

Home » Play » Xbox Play Anywhere lets you buy a game once and play it on both Xbox One and PC

Microsoft is taking another step towards erasing platform-related barriers with the introduction of Xbox Play Anywhere, a new Xbox Live feature that allows you to digitally buy your favorite game once and play it across Xbox One and Windows 10.

Microsoft revealed this feature when it introduced Gears of War 4 on Windows 10 at E3. All major games will most likely support this feature but for the time being only a few games are compatible with Xbox Play Anywhere: Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, Halo Wars 2, State of Decay 2, Killer Instinct Season 3, Crackdown 3 and a few more.

The games compatible with this feature will be marked in the Xbox Store and in the Windows Store with the Xbox Play Anywhere icon.

Your progress, game add-ons, and achievements will be saved on your Xbox Live account and then shared across both platforms at no additional cost. Today you can play Gears of War 4 on your Windows 10 PC, and tomorrow you can play it on your Xbox One: it’s that simple. Of course, you cannot be signed into the same game on both platforms at the same time.

No additional rewards are available if you use the Xbox Play Anywhere feature as its main role is to allow gamers to play their favorite games on both platforms. A single shared set of gamerscore and achievements is available, but co-op mode does not support cross-play between Xbox One and Windows 10 gamers.

To take advantage of Xbox Play Anywhere, you need to install the Windows 10 Anniversary Edition update on your PC as well as the latest update on your Xbox One console. You can then log into your Xbox Live/Microsoft account and  download your Xbox Play Anywhere games.

As a reminder, Xbox Play Anywhere only applies to digital games: physical games don’t support this feature.

RELATED STORIES YOU NEED TO CHECK OUT:

Discussions

Next up

How to fix There was a problem connecting to Gmail error

Loredana Paraianu avatar. By: Loredana Paraianu
3 minute read

Google’s webmail service is fast, smooth and functional, but sometimes you might get There was a problem connecting to Gmail error. Do you also have […]

Continue Reading

Windows 10 v1903 blocked on PCs running 3rd-party antivirus tools

Rabia Noureen avatar. By: Rabia Noureen
2 minute read

Microsoft confirmed that third-party antivirus products are causing Windows machines to suddenly freeze. The issue appears on different Windows versions after users installed the April 2019 […]

Continue Reading

We couldn’t add all your attachments the Mail app error [FIX]

Matthew Adams By: Matthew Adams
3 minute read

The Mail and Calendar app, which comes included with Windows 10, enables users to attach files to emails much the same as most email software. […]

Continue Reading