Microsoft’s The gaming division is considering significant changes in its strategy when it comes to key exclusives. Rumors of the company have been circulating for some time Hi-Fi Rushwell-received game from last year and Sea of Thieves to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 5. But it is said that the company will bring some of its blockbusters. Xbox PS5 exclusives, too, will mark a monumental shift in policy.
weekend, XboxEra Microsoft has announced that it will bring Bethesda’s Starfield (tentpole game for 2023) to PS5 later this year, sometime after release Fragmented Cosmos Enlargement. A report suggests that Microsoft has acquired more PS5 dev kits to port their games to Sony’s console.
MachineGames’ Indiana Jones and the Great Circle It can also be closed for PlayStation 5. according to The Vergethe action-adventure game will hit Sony’s platform later this year, a few months after debuting on PC, Xbox, and Game Pass.
In the wake of the Federal Trade Commission’s failed attempt to block Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard, Bethesda’s then-VP Pete Hines confirmed in court last year that Indiana Jones and the Great Circle was it will be released on several consoles first. However, after Microsoft bought Bethesda’s parent company ZeniMax Media, it changed the deal to make the game exclusive to the Xbox console. The FTC also believed that Bethesda titles Starfield and Redfall These versions of the games were bound for the PS5 at one point before they were canned.
There’s only one reason why Microsoft is starting to consider bringing more of its exclusives to PlayStation: money. The Game Pass model may not be able to continue multiple games nine-figure budgets and Microsoft may feel like they’re leaving money on the table by not having certain titles on the PS5 XboxEra put
It’s clear what Microsoft is looking for making its gaming division more profitable. Recently He laid off about 1,900 workers in that section, just a few months later It closed its $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard.
When Microsoft acquired ZeniMax, Microsoft Gaming CEO Spencer said his team would decide on the platform’s availability. individually. However, he said so Starfield will only be available on Xbox, PC, and Game Pass.
Some Xbox games are already available on PlayStation and Switch, e.g Minecraft Dungeons. As part of it 10 year contract In order to release Call of Duty titles on Nintendo consoles, Microsoft has suggested bringing other Xbox games to the Switch and/or its successor.
The change in strategy could put Xbox’s place in the gaming industry in question. While console wars are generally nonsense, some gamers may suffer from it Starfield and the Indy game seems bound for the PS5, especially if they decide to make the Xbox Series X/S the only console. Some gamers who can only afford one of their flagship consoles and tend to trade in games may feel they’re missing out if they opt for the Xbox, but Microsoft’s titles are on par with the PS5. Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 and God of War Ragnarok.
It won’t be long until we learn more details about Microsoft’s shift to a multi-platform strategy. Hi-Fi Rush Reportedly coming to Switch and PlayStation as early as this quarter, the Gears of War series may also be on its way to PS5. GamesBeatJeff Grubb (via Chronicle of video games). Microsoft is said to make a public announcement about the new plot of land later this month.
Update 5/2/12:31: Added note about Gears of War rumor coming to PlayStation.