Earlier this week, we told you that Microsoft had announced the launch date for Xbox Play Anywhere was set for September. During their E3 press conference back in June, Microsoft stated that every title published from Microsoft Studios will support Xbox Play Anywhere. Which is becoming usual Microsoft rhetoric, it seems that they are backing away from that claim.
According to Engadget, it seems that Microsoft has quietly edited their blog post about that and has changed the wording to “Every new title published from Microsoft Studios that we showed onstage at E3 this year will support Xbox Play Anywhere”. Should this come as a shock to you, if you are a user of Microsoft between their PC through their Xbox consoles, you should not be surprised as all.
Microsoft Xbox head Phil Spencer said the change in wording is simply to give leeway in case there’s a “unique game [that’s] not right for all devices.” That makes sense but then they should have made that known at the announcement. Microsoft’s plan is to still have its franchises on both the Xbox One and Windows 10. Just some developers may not want to go through the time and trouble to do so.
There is still a large number of games that ARE coming to the Xbox Play Anywhere and you can see the list here. Microsoft needs to stop making claims and then go back on them which makes users of anything Microsoft pause to wait for the other shoe to drop. From the anyone can upgrade to Windows 10, including pirates, to Windows 10 will not be resource heavy to this – it just makes Microsoft fans weary about anything they say.