Xbox Live Gold isn’t required

Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox Live Gold is not required for the Play Anywhere feature announced whereby buying an Xbox One game gets you the PC version free or vice versa. You will, of course, need Gold for online multiplayer, including thenew Arenas feature.

Microsoft also confirmed that Gold is not required to use two upcoming Xbox Live features background music and language region independence. These features are due to arrive this summer through a new Xbox One update, and there was never any reason to believe they would require Gold.

Confirmed Xbox Play Anywhere Games

  • Gears of War 4
  • Sea of Thieves
  • Forza Horizon 3
  • Scalebound
  • State of Decay 2
  • Halo Wars 2
  • Recore
  • Crackdown 3
  • Ark: Survival Evolved
  • Cuphead
  • Phantom Dust
  • Killer Instinct: Season 3
  • We Happy Few
  • Slime Rancher
  • The Culling
  • Everspace