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Microsoft’s Xbox Play Anywhere Scheme Is A Go

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chris-littlechild - July 4, 2016

 What comes to mind when you hear the word Microsoft? It could be all manner of things, really. Maybe Bill Gates’ nerdly face, or the suckitude of Internet Explorer. For me, the name makes me think of some poor dude with a tiny wang and erectile dysfunction. The main thing, though, is probably all that darn cash and influence.  

Microsoft, as we know, are a big freaking deal in the PC world. They’re also right in there with consoles as well, what with Xbox and all. This puts the company in a sweet position to unite PC and console gamers; having them dance happily together in a field of daffodils as Ebony and Ivory plays over the loudspeaker. Y’know, the way our forefathers always wanted.

This is never happening, natch. The ‘PC master race’ assholes on the Internet make that more than clear. Microsoft have been making a big deal of the whole Windows/Xbox One connectivity thing for a while now, though, and it seems they’re finally going to start walking the walk and doing something about it.

The Xbox Play Anywhere scheme launches on September 13, Polygon reports. This will allow you to download certain games to your PC or Xbox One system and receive the other device’s version for free. It will also sync your save file, achievements and such between them. At launch, the games that support this service will be:

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

The catch? You’ll need Windows 10 and August’s Anniversary update. Although, by now, Windows 10 has probably sneaked the hell up on you, installed itself and shat on your face while you were sleeping, so you’re probably covered there.

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