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Starfield: How to Play on PC and Xbox with One Purchase

Here's how to play Starfield on Xbox and PC from a single transaction.

Starfield is just around the corner, and with the game releasing on Xbox and PC, you’re probably wondering the best way to play in both places. Back in 2016, Microsoft launched the Xbox Play Anywhere feature, but what does that mean for Bethesda’s Starfield? Here you’ll learn all you need to know about the Xbox Play Anywhere feature, and how you can use it to play Starfield on PC and Xbox with one purchase.

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How to Play Starfield on PC and Xbox with One Purchase

Since Bethesda is now owned by Microsoft, and Starfield is an Xbox exclusive, it should be no surprise that Microsoft has found a way to entice PC players. The game features cross-progression, but that’s not all.

Starfield will be released on the Xbox Game Pass on September 6, for PC and Xbox Series X|S platforms, however, if you choose to purchase the game through the Xbox store or Xbox Play Anywhere marketplace, you’ll be able to play the game on PC and Xbox from a single transaction. So, you only need to purchase Starfield once to enjoy it on both platforms. Here’s how to access it on PC:

  • Launch the Microsoft Store App.
  • Search for Starfield and select it.
  • Purchase or pre-order.
  • Select Install to.
  • Install game to Console and PC.

Well, that’s all there is to know about how to play Starfield on PC and Xbox with one purchase. Our growing guides hub has even more to offer, including answers to questions such as why does Starfield require an SSD? And will Starfield have co-op? Stay tuned with us for the launch of what is sure to be an exciting, and massive, adventure in space.


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