Pretty soon Xbox One owners that can’t shake their mouse and keyboard addition aren’t going to have to choose which version to buy - they’ll get both.
Fresh from yesterday’s announcement that Quantum Break would be coming to PC as well as Xbox One, and that gamers buying the Xbox copy would automatically get a free PC code, it looks like this won’t be a one time deal.
Xbox head honcho Phil Spencer confirmed to fans on Twitter that Microsoft was looking to make it a platform feature, saying “We think it’s good for gamers.”
Although there wasn’t an outright confirmation, Spencer’s tweets suggest it won’t be limited to Microsoft exclusives either - it could apply to third party games too.
It’s a bit of a U-turn for Microsoft, considering it spent a lot of the past year bragging about backwards compatibility and securing high profile console exclusives like Rise of the Tomb Raider.
You might think it puts Xbox on level pegging with the PS4, which has had cross-buy for years, but we aren’t entirely convinced. Cross-buy worked for Sony because you could play games at home on the big screen on PS3 or PS4, and then take them on the move with the Vita.
All Microsoft is doing is letting you choose between the living room and the bedroom.
We’ll have to see if it’s enough to convince gamers to part with their cash when Quantum Break arrives on the 5th of April.