Resident Evil 7: Biohazard confirmed as a "Play Anywhere" game

Capcom's Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is a game about a nice house in a quiet neighborhood, and the friendly people who live in it. That's what it says in this trailer, anyway: "Home is a welcoming place ... a haven of safety and warmth where families meet for laughter and feasts, where friends and strangers are welcomed to the family." It is also, as Xbox head guy Phil Spencer finally confirmed today, a Play Anywhere game. 

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It's not a terribly surprising development, since Microsoft said last year that the game will support cross-saves between Windows 10 and Xbox One, but it's nice to have it nailed down. Being Play Anywhere means that you can buy Resident Evil 7 digitally for either Windows 10 (through the Windows 10 Store and not Steam, it's important to note) or Xbox One, and have access to it on both platforms. That also holds true for saved games, DLC, Gamerscore, and Achievements, all of which are accessible on both Windows 10 and the Xbox One through Xbox Live.

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard will be out on January 24, but you can take the demo, Resident Evil 7: Beginning Hour, for a spin on Steam.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.