Microsoft revealed Xbox Play Anywhere, a new initiative that will make the company's biggest games available across both the Xbox One and the Windows 10 platform. It will be rolled out later this year, when you buy a Xbox One game you'll also own it on Windows 10 and vice versa. This is a Microsoft initiative so only titles developed or published by Microsoft will support it. Full details at The Verge, which discusses the PC-ification of the Xbox ecosystem and the advantages and disadvantages of the new strategy.
The Xbox Play Anywhere initiative goes one step further, making some of the company’s biggest games available across both Xbox One and Windows 10. Starting later this year, if you buy a game digitally on Xbox One you’ll also own it on Windows 10 and vice versa. The game will simply appear in your library and all of your saved game data and achievements will transfer across both platforms. Imagine launching a Halo campaign on your console, and finishing it up on your laptop while travelling. Not every Xbox game will be capable of cross-platform syncing for some time, but the majority of upcoming first-party games — titles either developed or published by Microsoft — will support it. That includes flagship titles like Recore, Forza Horizon 3, and Halo Wars 2.