Halo Infinite might be skipping out on support for the Xbox Play Anywhere program. Discovered by DynamiteCop! on NeoGAF, the Xbox.com Page for the up and coming Halo Infinite doesn’t actually list Xbox Play Anywhere support.
The page lists all the major details with Halo Infinite, it’s release on Xbox One and PC, it’s support for 4K and HDR and that (as standard now) it’ll be ‘enhanced’ on Xbox One X. With ALL these details listed, it makes the omission of any Xbox Play Anywhere details pretty strange, especially since the Xbox.com page for Gears Of War 5 lists it as a feature.
For those who are unaware, Xbox Play Anywhere is a scheme that’s actually super consumer-friendly. It allows players to purchase a copy of the game on Xbox One and get a free copy of the game on PC, or vice versa. It also allows you to carry over saves and achievements, meaning you don’t lose progress when hopping between the two systems.
Obviously, Halo Infinite’s PC release is a massive deal. The mainline Halo series has been a console exclusive for more than a decade now, with the last ‘Official’ Halo game to come to the PC being 2004’s Halo 2. It would be a massive shame if Halo Infinite didn’t support Xbox Play Anywhere, especially seeing as it’s considered one of Microsoft’s flagship products. Hopefully, it’s just a case of accidental omission.
Halo Infinite is still a little ways off from being complete, so that could be potentially holding the Play Anywhere details up. The footage we saw at E3 2018 was only a demonstration of the power of the engine and not actually from the game itself.
343 have also confirmed that they won’t be working on a battle royale mode (thank the fucking stars) for Halo 5 and hopefully not for Halo Infinite. Also notable, when Halo Infinite does launch, it’ll be free for all Xbox Game Pass subscribers.