Microsoft Backtracking On Bringing Every New Xbox One Game To Windows 10?

It certainly seems so…

Posted By | On 07th, Jul. 2016 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605

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Microsoft’s Xbox Anywhere initiative, which would bring all their Xbox games going forward to the PC, was certainly a bold move- it was ambitious and staggering in its scope, and also something that had never been attempted in the console market before, owing to the premium that the console market places on exclusives.

On their part, Microsoft have argued that putting Xbox One games on PC should not at all interfere with the Xbox One, since those games are de facto exclusives as far as the console market is concerned, and because a sale for a game is a sale for a game, in the end- however, maybe they are having second thoughts about having literally no exclusives going forward, because, as VideoGamer reports, they have changed the text on their site for Xbox Anywhere that suggested that they would put all their Xbox games going forward on PC too.

In the original statement, viewable on Wayback Machine, Yusuf Mehdi, CVP of Microsoft’s Windows and Devices Group, explained: “Every new title published from Microsoft Studios will support Xbox Play Anywhere and will be easily accessible in the Windows Store.”

The revised statement, however, states: “Every new title published from Microsoft Studios that we showed onstage at E3 this year will support Xbox Play Anywhere and will be easily accessible in the Windows Store.”

What does this mean? This suggests that Microsoft may be having second thoughts about committing to put all their games on PC- that they may want to keep some games exclusive to Xbox One after all, to boost console sales. It may also just suggest that there will be no functional or effective change from what was previously announced, but that Microsoft want to leave themselves some wiggle room, just in case they change their mind later.

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  • d0x360

    What it means is simple. Only Microsoft first party titles that THEY OWN.

    For example they might publish indie title Y but they don’t own the rights to it so they can’t just take it and stick it on windows.

    That’s all, no big deal. No doom and gloom here.

    • ShoNuff

      What it means is that if the game uses kinect or a peripheral not available on pc it won’t be play anywhere.

    • d0x360

      That’s not what it means because any Xbox peripheral works on PC already.
      All of them. Same with ps4 peripherals. That’s one of the benefits of PC gaming.

    • Doggystyle

      Yeah, another benefit is not ever wasting money on a MS console to play MS console exclusives. LOL.

    • d0x360

      Hur dur good one!

      You’re a disgrace to your avatar. At the very least…you could be funny about you incessant fanboy whining.

    • Doggystyle

      LOL. Are we having fun yet Craig?

    • d0x360

      Dunno you’re gonna have to ask whoever the **** Craig is but again…a disgrace to the avatar.

    • Doggystyle

      Well, if you knew ANYTHING about my avatar, then you would know who Craig is, you ignorant jack a**.

    • d0x360

      Yep…I’m very sorry I didn’t remember ice cubes name in a 20 year old movie. My bad.

      Still doesn’t change the fact that you aren’t funny.

    • Doggystyle

      But you are. Thanks for the laughs buddy.

    • d0x360

      I know I am. You…still not but by all means laugh away at your ancient movie reference. Ultra clever Joseph.

    • Bad wolf

      Lamo, I see the dust station fanboys interested in this news more than the PC fans, pathetic and sad life.

    • Doggystyle

      “So what we have fuuuuun, so what we dont sleeeep, were just having fuuuuun, and we dont care who seeeees…..

    • PCMR Truth™ #BlockMeIWin

      Luckily PS4 has no games so you don’t have to buy a Trashstation bore either

    • Doggystyle

      LOL. Oh. Ok. Its a good thing they’ve got you handling their failed messaging.

  • Mr Xrat

    Another great job by Phil.

    • PCMR Truth™ #BlockMeIWin

      PC still gets games and meanwhile the rats are leaving the sinking ship at Sony. Hilarious.


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