Get ready to play Xbox One games on Windows 10 from 13 September

Xbox Play Anywhere will bring the latest XO titles to your PC

First announced at E3 2016 in June, Microsoft's cross-platform code-sharing scheme Play Xbox Anywhere finally has a start date as well as confirmation of the first round of compatible titles that will support Xbox One and PC play.

The program - which launches worldwide on 13 September - will enable you to purchase a game on Xbox One then access that game via your game library on a Windows 10-powered PC and play it just like you would on a console. It's part of Microsoft's new initiative to bring Xbox One and Windows 10 closer than ever before and will see most major future titles made available on both platforms as standard.

Microsoft have also confirmed the full list of titles to support the scheme when it lauches with 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 and Crackdown 3 already on the cards.

Some have criticised the damage the scheme may have on the sanctity of a game that would normally be exclusive to Xbox One (such as the furore over Quantum Break being billed as an exclusive but still appearing on PC at launch), but considering Xbox One has supported streaming on Windows 10 PCs and tablets the availability should hardly be taken as a knock on the quality of Xbox One's software selection.

It's likely most first-part (Microsoft published) titles will support this program going forward, but it remains to be seen how many third-party games support Xbox Play Anywhere in the months to come.

Via: MCV

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