Xbox Play Anywhere Program Will Bring Third Parties on Board Soon: Phil Spencer

By   /   Oct 17, 2016
Xbox Play Anywhere

Xbox Play Anywhere Program was announced at E3 2016 and Microsoft has since released three games under its new policy – Forza Horizon 3, ReCore, Gears of War 4.

Also SeeMicrosoft Goes Into Detail on Xbox Play Anywhere Program

All of them are first party games and many other first party games are under development. However, third-party developers are still not entirely onboard with the idea. But that will change once the developers see the potential of this service.

Phil Spencer stated the following:

I’d say some of the bigger traditional third party publishers, they want to see how this works out for us. There’s always a fear that you’re ‘giving away two games for the price of one’. I’ll say I think there are very few people that actually buy a game twice, once on PC, once on console.

Really what you’re doing is you’re just allowing the customer you already have to play your game more often. In today’s world, engagement on games is more engagement on games, [and] is almost always a good thing, given multiplayer and the business models around those games.

I think the third party big publisher adoption will happen in time.

Current Xbox Play Anywhere lineup is:

  • Gears of War 4 – Oct. 11, 2016
  • Forza Horizon 3 – Sept. 27, 2016
  • ReCore – Sept. 16, 2016
  • Sea of Thieves – Sometime in 2017
  • Halo Wars 2 – Feb. 21, 2017
  • Scalebound – Sometime in 2017
  • Killer Instinct Season 3 – Available Now
  • State of Decay 2 – Sometime in 2017
  • Ark: Survival Evolved – Now on Xbox Game Preview
  • Cuphead – Sometime in 2016
  • We Happy Few – Jul. 26, 2016 on Xbox Game Preview
  • Crackdown 3 – Sometime in 2017

Microsoft will add more games to the program in the future that you’ll be able to cross buy.

Source: PC authority

Featured Videos

Hot Right Now

AMD Ryzen CPU

The AMD Ryzen CPU Hits The Right Marks, Just Needs Right Price

The AMD Ryzen CPU was demoed recently and what a demo it was. AMD showed that the upcoming AMD...

by   /   Dec 15, 2016
Death Stranding leak

New Death Stranding Leak Revealed The Name Of Norman Reedus’ Character

Hideo Kojima rocked the internet with the reveal of Death Stranding trailer at The Game Awards...

by   /   Dec 15, 2016
Video Game Remasters

Untold Stories of Video Game Remasters – the Good, Bad, and Ugly

In today’s video, we discuss something subjective – are video game remasters good or bad? And...

by   /   Sep 9, 2016
Video Game Villains

Top 10 Invincible Video Game Villains Who Just Won’t Die, No Matter What

We all are accustomed with video game villains and the story usually concludes with the fall of...

by   /   Aug 18, 2016
Panasonic 3DO

Top-10 Retro Consoles You Never Knew Existed

Video gaming has come a long way! While we are well-acquainted with the likes of Xbox Scorpio and...

by   /   Aug 17, 2016
Load More