We reported recently that Microsoft has in a recent blog post claimed “Every new title published from Microsoft Studios will support Xbox Play Anywhere” and then soon after changed this to “Every new title published from Microsoft Studios that we showed onstage at E3 this year will support Xbox Play Anywhere.”
We of course lamented this change, which we felt would make both the Windows Store and Xbox ecosystem more popular and boost Windows 10 in general.
Now in a statement to PCGamesn.com Microsoft has issues a brief admission and apology, stating:
“When we unveiled Xbox Play Anywhere, we said that every new Microsoft Studios title shown at the Xbox E3 2016 Briefing will support Xbox Play Anywhere,” a Microsoft spokesperson tells us. “We understand that a recent blog post didn’t specify that the only Microsoft Studios titles we’ve confirmed to date as Xbox Play Anywhere were shown at the E3 2016 Xbox briefing.
“We’ve updated the blog post and apologise for any confusion.”
There is of course no hint in that statement of any change to the announced plans, which I think is a pity, as I think overall a definitive policy change on Xbox Games and Windows 10 would have been healthier for Microsoft and the Xbox brand overall, and would have made the Xbox Play Anywhere promise a lot more powerful if it also included Play Anything.
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