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).
Microsoft has altered its statement on the Xbox Play Anywhere stuff – and it’s a biggie. Original vs new: pic.twitter.com/qUPAVsHXme
? David Scammell (@VG_Dave) July 7, 2016
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.
Source: Windows Blog