Riptide GP: Renegade Will Be Among the First Third-Party Xbox Play Anywhere Titles

Posted on November 9, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Windows 10, Xbox, Xbox One with 7 Comments

Vector Unit announced that its upcoming hydrojet racing title, Riptide GP: Renegade, will be among the first third-party Xbox Play Anywhere titles. This means you can buy the game once and it play it on both Windows 10 and Xbox One.

Riptide GP: Renegade was originally announced over a year ago, and the game shipped this past summer on PlaySation 4. But the Xbox One and Windows 10 versions have been delayed for reasons unknown.

But that delay has a silver lining: Now, Riptide GP: Renegade will be an Xbox Play Anywhere title. And in addition to getting it on both platforms when you buy it, that means that gamers will be able to sync game progress, earn Xbox Achievements and Gamerscore, and play online multiplayer across both platforms. Vector Unit also notes that the Xbox One version of the game is the one to support local split-screen with up to six players.

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The timing of the release is unclear, but it should be soon.

“This week, the Xbox One and Windows 10 version of RGPR is going into final certification testing at Microsoft,” Vector Unit’s Matt Small explains. “This is really good news; it means that we just need to clear a few compliance tests and we’ll be clear for launch. We won’t be able to give you an exact release date until the game has passed cert, but we hope to have that announcement for you very soon.”

But the wording on this claim is interesting: “Riptide GP: Renegade is going to be one of the very first third-party titles released with the Xbox Play Anywhere label.” This means that there are other Xbox Play Anywhere games coming soon from third party developers, which is great news. So far, all Xbox Play Anywhere titles have come from Microsoft’s own in-house studios only.

Great news.

And thanks to WinBeta for the tip!

 

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