At IFA 2016 this week in Berlin, we take a tour of everything that’s new in the Windows Store.
Among the Windows Store goodies, you can now pre-order Windows 10 PC games from the Windows Store such as ReCore, Forza Horizon 3, and Gears of War 4.
Each of these games supports Xbox Play Anywhere. If you are unfamiliar with Xbox Play Anywhere, “It gives community a freedom to play their games across multiple device.”
So, does this happen? When you buy an Xbox Play Anywhere digital game through Xbox Store or Windows Store, you can play it on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC “at no additional cost.” Plus, “when you start playing any Xbox Play Anywhere game, you can pause and pick back up where you left off on another Xbox One or Windows 10 PC,” bringing all your saves, game add-ons, and Achievements with you.
And if you don’t yet own any of these devices, “your catalog of Xbox Play Anywhere games lives in the cloud and can be downloaded in the future.”
While on Xbox, conpany has now released a new minor update to members of the Xbox One Preview program, that bumps the Xbox One system software to version rs1_xbox_rel_1608.160830-2138. The update brings some fixes to new unified Xbox Store:
OS version released: rs1_xbox_rel_1608.160830-2138
Available: 6:00PM PDT 9/1 (1:00 AM GMT 2/9)
Xbox Universal Store
Miscellaneous optimizations and improvements.
For this year’s Labor Day holiday in the U.S., Microsoft Store is offering up some significant discounts on a variety of PCs.
Check out the list of some of the best PC deals available at this year’s Microsoft Store Labor Day sale here.