Microsoft’s new initiative, Xbox Play Anywhere, officially launches on Sept. 13, Polygon reports. Xbox Play Anywhere will allow certain Xbox One games to be played on Windows 10 PCs through a one-time purchase. Xbox Play Anywhere will also support all DLC for participating games. At the time of this writing, it is not entirely clear if an Xbox One console is required to be able to play games on a Windows 10 PC. We have reached out to Microsoft and will update if we receive clarification. (Update: A Microsoft support rep told Paste, “It would seem that if the game is available on Windows 10 you would be able to purchase it and play it on your PC.”)
Xbox Play Anywhere was first announced at Microsoft’s E3 press conference last month. To play Xbox One games on your PC you will need the Windows 10 Anniversary Edition update, which releases on Aug. 2, and to access those saves on your Xbox One you will need the latest update, which is releasing later this summer.
Xbox Play Anywhere will only work with digitally purchased games, not retail copies. Participating games can be purchased via the Xbox Store, the Windows Store and digital codes from retailers. The full list of compatible games is as follows.
Gears of War 4
Forza Horizon 3
Sea of Thieves
Halo Wars 2
Killer Instinct Season 3
State of Decay 2
Ark: Survival Evolved
We Happy Few
Get a feel for Xbox Play Anywhere via the trailer below.