Xbox Confirms It is Bringing Four of Its Games to Other Platforms

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On the latest edition of the Official Xbox Podcast, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer confirmed that Microsoft is bringing four Xbox games “to the other consoles”. Spencer refused to name the titles, but the other consoles are expected to be the PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch.

Rumours have been circulating on social media for some days about Xbox games coming to the PlayStation 5 and a possible change of strategy from Microsoft, but Phil Spencer confirmed that the move is “not a change to our fundamental exclusive strategy.” According to The Verge’s Tom Warren, the four games will be Hi-Fi Rush, Pentiment, Sea of Thieves, and Grounded. “By bringing these games to more players, we not only expand the reach and impact of those titles, but this will allow us to invest in either future versions of these games, or elsewhere in our first-party portfolio,” an Xbox Wire blog post reads.

On the criteria for selecting the four games, Spencer said: We looked at games that are over a year old. So, they have been on Xbox and PC for a while. A couple of the games are community-driven games, new games, kind of first iterations of a franchise that have reached their full potential on Xbox and PC.” He added that “part of having the ability to continue to invest is that the businesses behind those franchise continue.” Further clarifying, he said: “Two of them are community-driven games that will end up on other platforms and give us the ability to continue to invest in them. Two of the other games are smaller games that were never really meant to be built as kind of platform exclusives and all the fanfare that goes around that, but games that our teams really wanted to go build that we love supporting creative endeavours across our studios regardless of size.”

While speaking on the platform’s commitment to players, President of Game Content and Studios Matty Booty confirmed that first-party titles will not stop coming to Xbox Game Pass on launch date, and that “Game Pass will only be available on Xbox.” The company confirmed that Diablo IV will be coming to its 34 million Game Pass subscribers on the Xbox and PC on March 28.

Microsoft remains committed to the console business and Bond confirmed that there is “some exciting stuff coming out in the hardware that we are going to share this holiday.” She added “We’re also invested in the next-generation roadmap. What we’re really focused on there is delivering the largest technical leap you will have ever seen in a hardware generation, which makes it better for players and better for creators and the visions that they’re building.” A leak in September revealed that the next Xbox will arrive in 2028 with a promise of “cloud hybrid games.”

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