Microsoft Expanding its Ecosystem

During Microsoft’s recent E3 2016 conference it was noticed by many that all the games that were shown were coming to both the Xbox One and PC, suspecting this may become a common trend with the platform.

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Microsoft has now spoken about it on the official Windows Blog, where it has states that all first-party Xbox One will be coming to PC via the Play Anywhere scheme:

“With the Xbox Play Anywhere program, you can buy a game once and play on your Windows 10 PC and Xbox One with shared progress, shared game saves and shared achievements.

“Every new title published from Microsoft Studios will support Xbox Play Anywhere and will be easily accessible in the Windows Store.”

This is a huge step, as it opens up the possibility for franchises like Forza, Halo, Gears of War and other formerly Xbox exclusive games to finally make their way into the hands of PC gamers, which should also help the sales of their games.

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This all comes bundled in as part of the Windows 10 anniversary update, which boasts some other new features as well, including being able to use Cortana and a slew of commands on the Xbox One, Language Region Independence, which allows gamers to choose their language regardless of region, and background music, one of the most requested features for the device.

The update will be available from 2 August. To read on what’s coming, check out the official blog.

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