Thursday January 19, 2017

Resident Evil 7 To Be First Major Third Party Xbox Play Anywhere Title

If you decide to buy Resident Evil 7 for Xbox One, you’ll be getting a free copy of it for the PC, and vice versa. Now for the bad news: that version would be tethered to the Windows Store, and secondly, the VR version of the game is a timed-exclusive for the PlayStation 4. Will you be getting the game when it launches next week?

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard will be a Play Anywhere title, Xbox boss Phil Spencer has confirmed. The Play Anywhere scheme means users who purchase a game on Xbox One given a free copy of it on the Windows 10 Store, and vice versa. All first-party Microsoft games released on both platforms will be Play Anywhere titles moving forward, but Resident Evil 7 is the first triple-A, third-party game to get onboard the scheme. Adding to our habitual smugness, we called this back when it was first revealed that Resident Evil 7 has cross-save on PC and Xbox One.