Microsoft’s recently announced Play Anywhere program is scheduled to go live on September 13th, 2016.
The Play Anywhere program will allow consumers to purchase the Xbox One versions of the games to net a free copy of the same game on Windows 10, or vice versa. All games rolled out through this feature will support cross-platform game saves and achievements, so players can pick up where they left off – regardless of platform. This would also mean that any downloadable content, have it be season passes, add-ons, expansions and so on, would also transfer between both platforms with one purchase.
Furthermore, this feature will be rolled out for all future Microsoft-published titles, including Forza Motorsport 3, Gears of War 4 and Halo Wars 2 with the program kicking off with the release of ReCore on September 13th, 2016.
This would also confirm that Microsoft’s most sought after franchise, Halo, would inevitably be making it’s way to PC. This is assuming that Halo 6 is currently in development.
Xbox Play Anywhere was announced during Microsoft’s E3 Press Conference on June 13th.