All about Xbox Play Anywhere


Xbox team has released very detailed information on all you need to know about Xbox Play Anywhere. Read below.


How does Xbox Play Anywhere work?

When you buy an Xbox Play Anywhere digital game through the Xbox Store or the Windows Store, it’s yours to play on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC at no additional cost. To take advantage of Xbox Play Anywhere, you will need to have installed the Windows 10 Anniversary Edition update on your PC, as well as the latest update on your Xbox One console. Then, simply log into your Xbox Live/Microsoft account and your Xbox Play Anywhere games will be available to download.

How can I purchase an Xbox Play Anywhere Title?

With Xbox Play Anywhere, it doesn’t matter which platform you buy the game for. You can either pre-order or purchase digitally on Xbox One or Windows 10. As long as you are using the same Microsoft Account (specifically, the email address you use to sign into Windows and Xbox) on both platforms, you can purchase on either and play on both.

Where can I buy Xbox Play Anywhere titles?

Since Xbox Play Anywhere only applies to digital games, there are multiple Store destinations that will offer Xbox Play Anywhere titles for purchase:

  • Your Xbox One console
  • The Xbox App (Windows 10, iOS, Android)
  • The Windows Store
  • Digital Game Codes from participating retailers

Does Xbox Play Anywhere cost extra?

No. When you buy an Xbox Play Anywhere digital game, the ability to play on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC is included at no additional charge.

Can I be signed into the same game on Xbox One and my Windows 10 PC?

At any single point in time, you may only sign into the game on one Xbox One console or one Windows 10 PC. You cannot be signed into the same game on both platforms at the same time.

Can my game progress, downloadable content, Gamerscore and Achievements be accessed on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs?

Yes. When you play an Xbox Play Anywhere game, your game progress, DLC (including add-ons, Season Passes, consumables and in-game unlocks), Gamerscore and Achievements are all saved on Xbox Live, so you can pick up where you left off on another Xbox One or Windows 10 PC.

 Full list of titles that support Xbox PlayAnywhere

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