The new Play Anywhere feature of Xbox One will be live starting September 13. The release date of the feature, which was announced during last month’s E3 conference, was confirmed by Microsoft to Polygon.
The Play Anywhere feature will allow players to get a PC version of a game for free if they buy its digital copy on Xbox One, and vice versa. The feature also lets the players save their game and achievements across both devices.
However, the upcoming feature will need the Windows 10 Anniversary update which will roll out on August 2. It’s another summer update, which will come out soon, and will also be required for Xbox One users.
ReCore will be the first game to support the Play Anywhere feature, which will release on September 13 alongside the feature itself. Some of the other upcoming games which will support these features are Gears of War 4, Sea of Thieves, Forza Horizon 3, Scalebound, State of Decay 2, and Halo Wars 2.
Sony, on the other hand said that they had no plans right now to introduce similar kind of features to unite PlayStation 4 and PC.
Andrew House, President of PlayStation said, “I always hesitate to be drawn into discussions of someone else’s strategy. I’m more than happy to talk about our own strategy. Yes, there was a big emphasis from the folks at Microsoft on Xbox and PC cross-play. It remains to be seen whether there is latent large consumer demand for that.”
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