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. On your Xbox One, games will show as “Ready to Install” under “My Games and Apps”. On your Windows 10 PC, games will appear in “My Library.”
Microsoft Games on other Platforms
Microsoft is working on a game-streaming service that will deliver “console quality gaming on any device,” Phil Spencer, executive president of gaming at Microsoft, announced during Microsoft’s E3 press conference on Sunday.
“Gaming is now at its most vibrant,” he said. “In this significant moment we are constantly challenging ourselves about where we can take gaming next.”
He said that Microsoft is recommitting and harnessing the full breath of the company to deliver on the future of play. That includes experts in Microsoft research working on developing the future of gaming AI and the company’s cloud engineers building a game streaming network.
He added that the company is also in the midst of developing the architecture for the next Xbox consoles.
This year’s E3 has been a period surprisingly engrossed in the idea of turning what once was a physical goods, retail driven industry into something more akin to Netflix. Last week, Ubisoft founder Yves Guillemot told Variety that the ability to play games on essentially anything with a display by streaming the game from a server was going to reshape the entire face of gaming.