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Xbox Play Anywhere Feature Goes Live in September

First game in the new Xbox One/PC initiative is ReCore; others include Forza Horizon 3, Gears of War 4, and Halo Wars 2.


Microsoft's new Play Anywhere feature, which was announced at E3 last month, will go live on September 13, the company confirmed to Polygon.

The feature lets you buy a game (digitally) on Xbox One and get the PC version free or vice versa, while game saves and achievements are also available across devices.

Play Anywhere requires Windows 10's new Anniversary update, which lands on August 2. Additionally, Xbox One users will need the new summer update, which is coming soon.

The first Play Anywhere game will be ReCore, which launches on September 13. Other supported games will include Forza Horizon 3 (September 27), Gears of War 4 (October 11) and Halo Wars 2 (February 17, 2017). You can check out this post to see a rundown of all the Play Anywhere games announced so far.

In related news, Sony recently suggested it has no plans to introduce any kind of program that would unify PlayStation and PC games.

"I always hesitate to be drawn into discussions of someone else's strategy," PlayStation president Andrew House recently said. "I'm more than happy to talk about our own strategy. Yes, there was a big emphasis from the folks at Microsoft on Xbox and PC cross-play. It remains to be seen whether there is latent large consumer demand for that."

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