Xbox Play Anywhere Offers “Tremendous Value” – Aaron Greenberg
Greenberg talks about the benefits of gaming on multiple devices.
Even if you’re on the side of the fence that doesn’t agree with Xbox One exclusives heading to Windows 10 at their respective launches, it’s hard to deny the new Xbox Play Anywhere feature. This essentially allows you to buy a digital copy on Xbox One and receive a Windows 10 version for free (and vice versa).
As head of Xbox games marketing Aaron Greenberg told DualShockers, “So that is absolutely exciting. To be able to do that and to say: You’ll be able to play both versions on both platforms without having to pay twice…I think is a tremendous value.” Greenberg also believes that Xbox Play Anywhere games will do “pretty well on PC.”
“I think we will see that a lot of gamers, despite us putting them in already pre-defined buckets, most gamers play on multiple devices. They play on the console and on the PC.
“For me as a gamer, the benefit of, ‘Hey, if I’m at home and I wanna start playing Gears, but then I’m at work, at school, on the road, wherever it might be, and I can continue where I left off in my PC,’ is a tremendous benefit.
“It gives a lot more value to the games for fans. So we’re excited and we’ll see. It’s something that we’d like to hear people’s feedback about, and hopefully they’re excited about it and they’ll support it, so that we can continue to do it, and other partners will see the opportunity there as well.”
ReCore, out on September 13th, will be the first game to support the initiative and will be followed by Forza Horizon 3, Gears of War 4, Halo Wars 2 and so on.