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Everything you need to know about Xbox Play Anywhere

Written By published September 15, 2016

This week’s launch of ReCore also marked the launch of Xbox Play Anywhere—a big day for Xbox gamers, everywhere. As an Xbox Play Anywhere title, ReCore (along with upcoming titles including Gears of War 4 and Forza Horizon 3) is launching simultaneously on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC, and so you can play on both platforms at no additional cost. Plus, you can pick up where you left off on another Xbox One or PC, bringing all your game saves, add-ons, and achievements with you.

We realize that there are still some questions around this new program. How does Xbox Play Anywhere work? What are the benefits of buying an Xbox Play Anywhere game? What other titles will support Xbox Play Anywhere? Well, we’re happy to share that we’ve got the answers to your most pressing questions.

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’re using the same Microsoft Account on both platforms, you can purchase on either and play on both.

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.

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