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Here are the dozen games that support Xbox Play Anywhere and how it will work

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DLC is also Play Anywhere

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Earlier this week, Microsoft announced it was kicking off a new program that would allow gamers to purchase certain games for their Xbox One or Windows 10 PC and be able to play it on either machine.

The Play Anywhere program also saves your progress to a single file, tracks a single set of achievements and won't cost any more than a regular game. It also means that any DLC you purchase will be playable on both systems. This includes game add-ons, season passes, consumables and in-game unlocks.

The service does require that you have the Windows 10 Anniversary Edition update on your PC, as well as the latest update on your Xbox One console and it only supports the download versions of the game, not the disc version.

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So far there are only a dozen games supported, but Microsoft says it will continue to update the official site for Play Anywhere as more games are added. Those games will also show the Play Anywhere icon in the online store, so you'll know when you're shopping that they support the service. You can get the games through the Xbox Store, the Windows Store, or via a digital code at participating retailers.

Here's the existing list:

  • Gears of War 4
  • Forza Horizon 3
  • ReCore
  • Sea of Thieves
  • Halo Wars 2
  • Scalebound
  • Killer Instinct Season 3
  • State of Decay 2
  • Ark: Survival Evolved
  • Cuphead
  • We Happy Few
  • Crackdown 3