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It’s sad, but Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox Play Anywhere program won’t live up to what was previously promised?because Microsoft’s already trying to change those promises retroactively.

YouTube channel The Red Dragon (via David Scammell of VideoGamer) was the first to spot some edited text on Microsoft’s website. In a post detailing the launch of the Xbox Play Anywhere program in Windows 10 later this summer, Microsoft promised that “every new title published from Microsoft Studios will support Xbox Play Anywhere.” Now, though, the same paragraph on the Windows 10 site states that “every new title published from Microsoft Studios that we showed onstage at E3 this year will support Xbox Play Anywhere” (emphasis ours).

This severely limits the selection of games fans were hoping to see. There’s no guarantee of the next main Halo title coming to PCs, for example. We can, however, probably still expect to see ReCore, Sea of Thieves, Scalebound, Gears of War 4, Halo Wars 2, and Forza Horizon 3, as these games, shown at E3, fall within the new, more specific criteria.

Microsoft has not yet commented on the change.

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Source: Windows Blog


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Emma’s early gaming was mostly done in secret, as the only gamer in a family of normal people. She still retains skills from this dark period in her life, such as the ability to teleport instantly across the house away from the computer, and holds a gold medal in the Olympic sport of “Hide the Gameboy.” Sorry, Mom, now you know. Find her on Twitter @Emma4EGM

Microsoft backtracks on Xbox Play Anywhere promises

Microsoft's sneakily changed the wording on its description of the Xbox Play Anywhere features.

By Emma Schaefer | 07/7/2016 02:30 PM PT

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It’s sad, but Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox Play Anywhere program won’t live up to what was previously promised?because Microsoft’s already trying to change those promises retroactively.

YouTube channel The Red Dragon (via David Scammell of VideoGamer) was the first to spot some edited text on Microsoft’s website. In a post detailing the launch of the Xbox Play Anywhere program in Windows 10 later this summer, Microsoft promised that “every new title published from Microsoft Studios will support Xbox Play Anywhere.” Now, though, the same paragraph on the Windows 10 site states that “every new title published from Microsoft Studios that we showed onstage at E3 this year will support Xbox Play Anywhere” (emphasis ours).

This severely limits the selection of games fans were hoping to see. There’s no guarantee of the next main Halo title coming to PCs, for example. We can, however, probably still expect to see ReCore, Sea of Thieves, Scalebound, Gears of War 4, Halo Wars 2, and Forza Horizon 3, as these games, shown at E3, fall within the new, more specific criteria.

Microsoft has not yet commented on the change.

Read More

Source: Windows Blog



About Emma Schaefer

view all posts

Emma’s early gaming was mostly done in secret, as the only gamer in a family of normal people. She still retains skills from this dark period in her life, such as the ability to teleport instantly across the house away from the computer, and holds a gold medal in the Olympic sport of “Hide the Gameboy.” Sorry, Mom, now you know. Find her on Twitter @Emma4EGM