Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is coming to Xbox Play Anywhere for Windows 10 and Xbox One

We broke the news recently that Resident Evil 7 would be hitting the Windows 10 Store, but Capcom were strangely coy about whether or not it would be an Xbox Play Anywhere title. Now we now know why!

Those who purchase Resident Evil 7 on either the Windows 10 Store or the Xbox Store will net a copy for both platforms, complete with cloud-syncing saves.

Resident Evil 7 is a return to pure survival horror for the series, with the previous two entries occupying a more action-oriented ground. Resident Evil 7 is completely set in the first person, bringing back series staples such as ammo scavenging and conservation, herb crafting, and more. A statement from Microsoft reads as follows:

Today, Phil Spencer announced on Twitter that "RESIDENT EVIL 7 biohazard" will be available as an Xbox Play Anywhere title when it launches on January 24. As you know, this means that if you purchase a digital version of "RESIDENT EVIL 7 biohazard" from the Xbox Store or Windows Store (includes any Xbox One title preorders to-date) you will automatically have access to the game on both platforms.As an Xbox Play Anywhere title, gamers can save their "RESIDENT EVIL 7 biohazard" progress, DLC (including add-ons, Season Passes and in-game unlocks), Gamerscore and Achievements to Xbox Live, so they can pick up where they left on another Xbox One or Windows 10 PC.

Hopefully, Resident Evil 7 will prove a return to form for the series, which has been diluted in recent years with attempts to chase a broader audience. Hopefully, the inclusion of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard on the Xbox Play Anywhere list is a sign of things to come, with more publishers and developers jumping on board.

We'll have a full review of Resident Evil 7 up soon, so stay tuned! For more information on the game, see the links below.

Resident Evil 7 launches on January 24th, 2017, as an Xbox Play Anywhere title for Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs, in addition to Steam and PS4.

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