The Anacrusis crossplay multiplayer explained for PC and Xbox Game Pass


The Anacrusis early access comes to Xbox Game Pass tomorrow, and its crossplay and cross platform multiplayer status with PC is good news.

It’s a forthcoming co-op shooter that some have likened to Left 4 Dead and Back 4 Blood but with a futuristic sci-fi setting. You fight off waves of aliens on a pretty snazzy and gorgeous ship, so it should offer some fun despite lacking a large number of maps and modes.

Although it is only available via early access, the good news is that you will be able to play and sample it for free.

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The Anacrusis | Announce Trailer



The Anacrusis | Announce Trailer





Is The Anacrusis crossplay?

The Anacrusis is crossplay and thus has cross platform multiplayer between Xbox and PC.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re playing via Steam or the Epic Games store either. This was confirmed in devlog 12 and is fantastic news for the game as it will allow mates on other systems to team up.

As for what the cross platform multiplayer is all about, you can team up with three other players to fend off waves of aliens. It’s said to boast a large number of creative weapons and you will be rewarded with plenty of perks and prizes.

In addition, the game will also launch with mod support including a selection of modifications directly from its Discord community.

Is The Anacrusis on Xbox Game Pass?

The Anacrusis will be available on Xbox Game Pass for console and PC from January 13th.

Below is the remaining list of titles set to join the subscription service in the first month of the new year:

Spelunky 2 – 13th
Rainbow Six Extraction – 20th
Pupperazzi – 20th
Windjammers 2 – 20th

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Will be interesting with the launch of @anacrusisgame this thursday at 10am.

Launching as early access allows us to meaningfully act on feedback and grow the game for years. Already thanks to feedback we have an update ready… first of thousands to come

— Chet Faliszek (@chetfaliszek) January 11, 2022

Game Pass price

You can join Game Pass for the monthly price of £7.99 on PC or console.

There is also a £10.99 Ultimate membership option available. This comes with Xbox Live Gold which is valued at £6.99 per month.

Even if you’re not particularly enamoured with The Anacrusis, you should still join Microsoft’s subscription programme as it has an incredible library of indie and AAA releases. And some of the releases are brand new such as Halo Infinite.

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