The PC game store wars are heating up, with Epic Games firing off major salvos at last night’s Game Awards. Xbox Play Anywhere seems to be among the first casualties.
Epic Games spent quite a lot on advertising during last night’s Game Awards, with several high-profile exclusives for its fresh PC digital distribution platform. One stung a little more than the others, however.
Ashen, long-touted as coming to both the Microsoft Store and Steam, launched on Xbox last night out of the blue. The asynchronous co-op open-world RPG sports a haunting art style, with gorgeous visuals, and tight, action combat, and should have been a major addition to the Xbox Play Anywhere offering. However, it seems that Epic Games’ push into PC gaming has not only nuked Ashen’s availability on Steam, as well as its availability on the Microsoft Store, and thus, Xbox Play Anywhere.