Microsoft makes U-Turn on Future ‘Play Anywhere’ Games.

Only relates to games shown at E3

Microsoft have seemingly changed their mind about all future Microsoft published games being a part of the ‘Play Anywhere’ program.

A few days ago we reported that all games published by Microsoft going forward would be a part of the ‘Play Anywhere’ program wherein gamers could buy a game once and play it both on PC and Xbox One. Since then Microsoft has amended the official statement changing the wording.

Originally the statement read,

With the Xbox Play Anywhere program, you can buy a game once and play on your Windows 10 PC and Xbox One with shared progress, shared game saves and shared achievements. Every new title published from Microsoft Studios will support Xbox Play Anywhere and will be easily accessible in the Windows Store.

 

Now this has been amended to,

With the Xbox Play Anywhere program, you can buy a game once and play on your Windows 10 PC and Xbox One with shared progress, shared game saves and shared achievements. Every new title published from Microsoft Studios that we showed onstage at E3 this year will support Xbox Play Anywhere and will be easily accessible in the Windows Store.

 

So what does this mean? Well, it seems Microsoft’s support of the PC platform isn’t as encompassing as first thought. While this may come as bad news to the average PC gamer it probably comes as good news to some Xbox players as there have been rumblings across the internet that Xbox One was losing all its exclusive games negating the reason to own the console over a PC. However, do not panic if you are a PC player with Gears 4, Forza Horizon 3, Sea of Thieves and many more games still coming to ‘Play Anywhere’ there is plenty to look forward to.

Whatever the reason for the change you can be sure we will be following the story and update you with any announcements.

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