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Resident Evil 7 biohazard supports cross-buy on Xbox One and PC

First major third-party Xbox Play Anywhere title

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Resident Evil 7 biohazard is part of the Xbox Play Anywhere initiative, so people who buy the game digitally on Xbox One or Windows 10 will be also able to play it on the other platform, Microsoft confirmed today.

Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, announced the news in a tweet this afternoon:

Resident Evil 7 will be the first major game in the Xbox Play Anywhere program that isn’t published by Microsoft. There are currently two indie games that support the initiative — Rockfish Games’ Everspace and System Era Softworks’ Astroneer — along with the first-party titles Forza Horizon 3, Gears of War 4, Killer Instinct and ReCore.

As an Xbox Play Anywhere title, Resident Evil 7 will allow players to sync their game progress, as well as downloadable content purchases and in-game unlocks, to the cloud. That will give users access to that content across both PC and Xbox One. The program applies only to digital purchases in the Xbox Store or Windows Store; Resident Evil 7 is also up for pre-order on Steam, but people who buy the game on Steam will not receive an Xbox One copy.

Resident Evil 7 biohazard is set for release Jan. 24 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. For more, read our pre-review.

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