Are Win10 games region-locked, and if so, how?

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  1. franckvee
    franckvee Guest

    Are Win10 games region-locked, and if so, how?


    Hi there,

    I have never bought from the MS online store, and I have a few questions regarding my particular situation.

    I'm French, spending some time in France at the moment, and I'm considering playing some Forza Horizon 4. So far, so good. Still, it seems that download keys are region-locked, but are they localized for downloading, or for playing, or both?

    Indeed, my main residence is in Japan, so I wonder if I'll be able to play in both countries due to region-locking.

    With games bought from an online store called something like "vapor", I have no problem to do so, so is it the same for the MS store? I just hope that "MS Play Anywhere" stands up to its name!

    And one more question: with my account, can I install games on my desktop in France, and on my laptop as well (the one that does the Japan-Europe commute)?

    Thanks in advance,

    Cheers!

    :)
     
    franckvee, Jul 12, 2019
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  2. Kingzl3yy Win User

    Are Win10 games region-locked, and if so, how?

    Hi there,

    I have never bought from the MS online store, and I have a few questions regarding my particular situation.

    I'm French, spending some time in France at the moment, and I'm considering playing some Forza Horizon 4. So far, so good. Still, it seems that download keys are region-locked, but are they localized for downloading, or for playing, or both?

    Indeed, my main residence is in Japan, so I wonder if I'll be able to play in both countries due to region-locking.

    With games bought from an online store called something like "vapor", I have no problem to do so, so is it the same for the MS store? I just hope that "MS Play Anywhere" stands up to its name!

    And one more question: with my account, can I install games on my desktop in France, and on my laptop as well (the one that does the Japan-Europe commute)?

    Thanks in advance,

    Cheers!
    No there not
  3. franckvee Win User

    Are Win10 games region-locked, and if so, how?

    Thanks a lot for your reply. Looks like I'm good to go, then! And yes, the brand new laptop needs something to stretch its legs. ;)

    Cheers!
  4. StuartATrueRed Win User

    Are Win10 games region-locked, and if so, how?

    Region locking usually means that you cannot purchase a game in a certain country if that game has not been released there. But if you purchased a game in another country. You will still be able to play your game in Japan, it's yours to keep now, wherever
    you want to play it.

    Yes you should be able to install the game on your desktop and your laptop if you so wish, and if they are powerful enough to play the game.
  5. Smwutches Win User

    Games With Gold for 360 on XBox One

    It's an issue with some region locked games. Crysis 3 is region locked so it has to check your region on the console.
  6. davemcfly85 Win User

    South Park: TSOT - Corrupted game download

    some games are region locked so unless the regions of your console, account and physical location match you will NOT be able to download games that are region locked sorry.
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