E3 2016: Xbox Play Anywhere initiative announced

June 15, 2016

During their E3 conference, Microsoft announced the Xbox Play Anywhere initiative.

The initiative is designed for players who purchase Xbox retail games digitally. By purchasing digitally players will qualify for both Xbox One and Windows 10 versions of the game, so theoretically they can play at home on Xbox One and anywhere else on a Windows 10 PC/laptop. Both versions will support cross save, so you can pick up where you left off.

Microsoft did not confirm if the initiative will extend to third parties, though we assume it will be at their discretion. Throughout their E3 presentation, Microsoft confirmed the likes of Forza Horizon 3, Scalebound, Gears of War 4, Gwent, Killer Instinct and ReCore would support the feature.