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[TechRadar] Cross-buy for PC and Xbox One finally has a launch date
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Cross-buy for PC and Xbox One finally has a launch date

<img src="http://cdn.mos.techradar.com/art/events/E3%202016/Conferences/Xbox%20One%20keynote%20Spencer-470-75.jpg" alt="Cross-buy for PC and Xbox One finally has a launch date"/><p>Microsoft has finally given us a launch date for when we'll be able to get our hands on Xbox Play Anywhere - September 13. </p><p>The service, which will allow you to buy a game once and then own it across both Windows 10 and <a href="http://www.techradar.com/reviews/gaming/games-consoles/xbox-one-1153153/review">Xbox One</a>, was first announced by Microsoft at its conference at <a href="http://www.techradar.com/news/gaming/e3-2016-1301372">E3 2016</a>.</p><p>Unfortunately the initiative will not automatically be coming to ever Xbox One game, but Microsoft is planning to bring the service to all its first-party Xbox One games in the future including Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3 and Crackdown 3. Compatible games will include a Pay Anywhere logo.</p><h3>Some, but not all, games</h3><p>Two updates will arrive to enable this functionality, the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, and the Xbox's summer update. </p><p>Microsoft has long been criticised for under-serving its PC audience as major franchises such as Halo and Gears of War have waited years to come to PC, or have <a href="http://www.techradar.com/news/gaming/here-s-why-halo-5-isn-t-coming-to-pc-1323101">never arrived at all</a>.</p><p>The hope is that with this new initiative the <a href="http://www.techradar.com/news/gaming/consoles/microsoft-s-grand-pc-xbox-vision-is-finally-coming-together-1323561">disparity between the two platforms will reduce, if not disappear</a>. </p><ul><li><a href="http://www.techradar.com/news/gaming/consoles/microsoft-s-grand-pc-xbox-vision-is-finally-coming-together-1323561">Microsoft's grand PC-Xbox vision is finally coming together.</a></li></ul><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/techradar/allnews/~4/C20ROxyWVR0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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