Xbox Play Anywhere Rolls Out In September 2016


First announced at Microsoft’s E3 press conference, Xbox Play Anywhere is set to release in the month of September 2016. As one of Microsoft’s most impressive initiative, the feature will provide both Xbox One and PC players with digital access to games across both platforms, though those who purchase disc-based games will not be receiving support.

The program will also offer cloud saving that will allow users to swap their saves between the platforms and in a few cases, will also support cross-platform multiplayer gaming. Achievements and DLC will also be kept track of by Microsoft.


The Xbox One summer update and the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, releasing on August 2nd, will integrate Xbox Play Anywhere support to both platforms. The first game the service will support is ReCore, set to launch on September 13th, followed by Forza Horizon 3, Gears Of War 4, and Halo Wars 2. Many more games, including Scalebound and Cuphead, have also been confirmed for the feature.

In similar news, the Xbox One background music feature also launches on August 2nd. It is also part of the Windows 10 anniversary update and will arrive alongside Language Region Independence, which means that users will be able to choose any language they like regardless of where they are.

The ability to play games and listen to your music in the background has been one of the most-requested features by Xbox One owners, and they will finally be getting their hands on it in the coming months.