Microsoft announces new Xbox and PC cross-buy and cross-play program

Microsoft today announced the Play Anywhere initiative that brings cross-buy to Windows 10 PCs and Xbox One consoles.

Xbox and PC cross-buy and cross-play

The cross-buy games will come with a “Play Anywhere” sticker, which means gamers can buy one version of the game and play it both on Windows 10 PCs and Xbox One systems. Gears of War 4 will be the first games launched under the Play Anywhere and full supports the cross-play on both systems.

Xbox One S

With this new focus, Microsoft also unveiled the new Xbox One S, which is 40% smaller than traditional Xbox body, sports up to a 2TB HDD, full 4K UHD video playback, and a new Xbox One controller–all for $299.

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