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Xbox Play Anywhere Slightly Misses Windows 10 Anniversary Update Launch

Microsoft has revealed that its Xbox Play Anywhere initiative will be missing out of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update which is set to launch later this month.

Xbox Play Anywhere, Microsoft’s own cross-play/-buy feature which allows users to purchase one game on Windows 10 or Xbox One and have the same game for free on whichever platform they didn’t purchase the game on, was introduced at E3 last month, and will be launching on September 13.

Microsoft initially touted the launch of the initiative to be included in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, but has since pushed it back slightly, though users will still require the Anniversary Update on Windows 10 PCs in order for it to work. Games that are compatible with the Xbox Play Anywhere feature will have a little Play Anywhere logo on the listing.

Microsoft has already confirmed a number of titles coming to the scheme:

  • Gears of War 4
  • Forza Horizon 3
  • ReCore
  • Sea of Thieves
  • Halo Wars 2
  • Scalebound
  • Killer Instinct Season 3
  • State of Decay 2
  • Ark: Survival Evolved
  • Cuphead
  • We Happy Few
  • Crackdown 3