Cross-Buy Coming to Xbox One and Windows 10

on March 4, 2015 3:39 PM

During a panel at GDC, Xbox Division Head Phil Spencer gave another glimpse on the future of Microsoft’s platforms.

Spencer mentioned that a cross-buy option will be implemented in Microsoft’s storefront, enabling gamers to purchase a game with both a Windows 10 and Xbox One version, and to play it on both platforms without an additional expense, pretty much like the feature available on the PSN for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita and on Steam for Windows, Mac and Linux.

The option will not be mandatory, meaning that developers will be the ones to ultimately decide on whether games will be cross-buy or will have to be purchased separately on each platform.

Basically, we’ll get more bang for our buck, and that’s always a great thing to hear. Hopefully the option will be widely adopted by developers.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.