Halo: The Master Chief Collection Won’t Support Xbox Play Anywhere

Halo: TMCC Was Released Before the Launch of Xbox Play Anywhere

Bonnie Ross, 343 Industries’ studio head, has revealed that the upcoming PC version of Halo: The Master Chief Collection will not support Xbox Play Anywhere.

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In case you’ve forgotten, Xbox Play Anywhere makes certain Xbox One games cross-buy and cross-play on PC. It appears that if you already own the collection on Xbox One, who’ll need to buy it again from Steam if you want to play on PC.

“One of the questions we’ve gotten is will MCC PC support Xbox Play Anywhere, and first off I want to say we so appreciate all of the support we’ve had from the Xbox One community with MCC and we’re obviously bringing Reach to MCC,” Ross said during a quick panel discussion before the Halo Championship Series Invitational at SXSW. “While MCC shipped before the XPA Play Anywhere, we are exploring ways to make sure that we show our appreciation and recognition for the support we’ve had from the amazing fans on MCC and we’ll have more to announce as we get closer to launch.”

Xbox Play Anywhere was announced back at E3 2016 and was designed to make the transition from Xbox to PC, or vice versa, easier. Essentially, your games would transfer with you no matter where you decided to play. Microsoft wrote in its initial blog post that every new game published would support the program but that was later changed to specify that “every new title published from Microsoft Studios that we showed onstage at E3 this year.”

There are currently 73 games that support XPA. There is a decent amount from third-party publishers as well as every published game under Xbox Game Studios, including the recent release of Crackdown 3.

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