Game developer and publisher Capcom has just recently confirmed that its upcoming first-person horror survival game — "Resident Evil 7: Biohazard" — is finally coming with a cross-save function for the Xbox One and the Windows PC ports.
According to the report from Japanese publication Dengeki Online, "the Windows Store version can share play data with the Xbox One version." It means that those who have save data for "Resident Evil 7: Biohazard" on the Xbox One platform will be able to continue their progress on a different port, in this case for the Windows PC.
The claim that Dengeki Online made on its article was later then confirmed by the studio through a report from IGN, which stated that the cross-saving function for the two platforms is included as one of "Resident Evil 7: Biohazard's" features once it gets released in the market early next year.
Interestingly enough, this does make it seem like the seventh main "Resident Evil" game is going to be part of Microsoft's Xbox Play Anywhere program soon. However, it's lineup of games – particularly the upcoming ones – does not include "Resident Evil 7: Biohazard," which makes it a bit more intriguing, to say the least.
Capcom has yet to make any announcement on whether its next title will come out as the first third-party title that will take advantage of Microsoft's new program.
Another important matter that fans are curious about is the fact that the cross-saving function is not entirely useful if the game is not going to be a cross-buy title, which means that players will still have to buy "Resident Evil 7: Biohazard" for both the Xbox One and Windows PC to fully take advantage of the recently announced feature.
With that said, it seems like the best thing for fans to do now is to just wait for further updates from Capcom. More news regarding the "Resident Evil 7: Biohazard" cross-save feature should come out in the coming weeks prior to the game's January 24, 2017 release date.