Project Scarlett will support Xbox Play Anywhere
Microsoft plans to extend its Xbox Play Anywhere program to include Project Scarlett, according to head of Xbox Phil Spencer.
Speaking to Stevivor at X019, Spencer said that the aim is to have game entitlements, achievements, and saves be cross-generational.
“Our goal for our first-party games is that your entitlements will be cross-generation and your Achievements will move effectively with your save game because that’s where they stand,” he said.
Spencer went on to add that not allowing for the same support between Xbox 360 and Xbox One at launch “was a miss.”
“[Xbox] 360 to One shouldn’t have been [two self-contained silos] either,” Spender said. “We talked about how important digital was going to be this generation, and yet we didn’t move the digital purchases that you’d made on 360 seamlessly over to Xbox One. I always thought that was a miss.”
Xbox Play Anywhere currently allows players to buy a game on either Xbox One or Windows 10 PC and play it on both platforms with access to save games and achievements.
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