Resident Evil 7 is now an Xbox Play Anywhere title

Xbox boss Phil Spencer took to Twitter this afternoon with good news for Xbox and Windows 10 gamers.

After the cancellation of Xbox One exclusive Scalebound last week, Xbox’s Phil Spencer has been talkative with the community on Twitter. Today, less than one week before launch, Spencer revealed that Resident Evil 7 Biohazard would be an Xbox Play Anywhere title.

As a Play Anywhere title, gamers who purchase the game on Xbox One or Windows 10 will be able to buy the game once and play it on both Xbox One and their Windows 10 PC. For those out of the loop, Play Anywhere also means the game will have saves that go back and forth between consoles meaning you can play on your desktop and move to your console without losing any progress. Additionally, Resident Evil 7, like all other games in Play Anywhere, will share one common achievement system.

It’s somewhat surprising to see this announcement for a couple reasons. One, with less than a week until the game hits retail and digital marketplaces, it’s an odd time to reveal a pretty big perk for buying Resident Evil 7 on a Microsoft platform. And two, Resident Evil 7’s publisher Capcom didn’t allow last month’s Xbox and Windows 10 timed-exclusive Dead Rising 4 to be a Play Anywhere title. Perhaps there was something with the way Dead Rising 4 was built prevented Play Anywhere, but nontheless, it’s great to see Capcom had a change of heart/reached an agreement with Microsoft.

Regardless of the circumstances, surely Xbox and Windows 10 gamers will be thankful this option exists when Resident Evil 7 Biohazard launches next week on Jan. 24.

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