Microsoft’s new gaming initiative, Xbox Play Anywhere, is finally kicking things into high gear. Over the past few weeks, players have gotten their hands on Forza Horizon 3 and Gears of War 4, two stellar exclusives that can be played on PC thanks to this new program. All a fan needs to do is purchase an Xbox One exclusive digitally from their console, phone app, Windows Store, or PC app. That will make the game available to play on their account on both PC and Xbox One, not too shabby, right?
Right now the list of available games is relatively small, but will grow rapidly since all future exclusives are confirmed to be part of the Play Anywhere platform. There are also a few third-party developers joining in on the action as well, so look forward to more updates.
- ARK: Survival Evolved
- Crackdown 3
- Forza Horizon 3 (available now)
- Gears of War 4 (available now)
- Halo Wars 2
- Killer Instinct: Seasons 1, 2, and 3
- Phantom Dust
- ReCore (available now)
- Sea of Thieves
- Slime Rancher
- State of Decay 2
- The Culling
- We Happy Few
As more games are announced, you can expect this list to grow substantially. It will be interesting to see how well this platform does as the gaming industry shifts more towards an all digital model.