Rumors have been circulating that Microsoft is seriously considering abandoning exclusivity and bringing its collection of titles to rival platforms such as the PS5 and the Switch. If true, this could potentially bring an end to the console wars as we know it and mark the biggest shakeup the industry has seen since Sega withdrew from the hardware space in 2001.
The biggest surprises of the previous week were the growing rumors that Microsoft may release Starfield on the PS5, along with the recently revealed Indiana Jones and the Great Circle. Other possible transfers to the PS5 include the charming rhythm game Hi-Fi Rush (which may also be released on the Nintendo Switch) and Microsoft’s popular Gears of War series.
Of course, all of this remains speculation for now. Microsoft has remained silent regarding these rumors and the possibility of moving to a third-party publisher. We expect to learn more soon as Xbox head Phil Spencer has promised an “update event” from the company at some point next week to clarify their plans. Given the recent increase in leaks, it’s hard to keep track of the Xbox games that may lose their exclusivity and end up on PlayStation or Nintendo consoles. With that in mind, we have gathered all the rumors, leaks, and reports for each potential Xbox exclusive that may become cross-platform.
The first rumors that emerged about an Xbox exclusive coming to a non-Microsoft platform were about Hi-Fi Rush, a charming rhythm game that we consider one of the best games on the Xbox Series X here at Tom’s Guide. The game was released suddenly last year and garnered praise for its dazzling animated designs, lovable characters, and enjoyable gameplay. An insider with a track record of accuracy from the industry revealed on a podcast that “Microsoft will bring one of its most successful early releases to a competing platform.” While the insider did not specifically mention Hi-Fi Rush, they provided enough clues to suggest that this was the game in question. They also mentioned the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation as possible platforms that Microsoft might explore for the release of more games in the future.
Another insider added even more credibility to this statement. In a ResetEra thread discussing the video, the insider stated that if you want to bet that the current Xbox exclusive game, Hi-Fi Rush, will be released on the Nintendo Switch, “you will win.”
1. What are the rumors surrounding Microsoft?
The rumors suggest that Microsoft is considering abandoning exclusivity and bringing its collection of titles to rival platforms such as the PS5 and the Switch.
2. How will the console wars be affected if this happens?
If this happens, it could potentially bring an end to the console wars and mark the biggest shakeup in the industry since Sega withdrew from the hardware space in 2001.
3. Which Microsoft titles may be released on other platforms?
The rumors suggest that Starfield, Indiana Jones and the Great Circle, Hi-Fi Rush, and the Gears of War series may be released on the PS5 and the Nintendo Switch.
4. When can we expect more information?
Xbox head, Phil Spencer, has promised an “update event” from the company sometime next week to clarify their plans.
– Exclusivity: The state of a game being available only on a specific platform or device.
Recommended relevant links related to the main topic:
– Official Microsoft website: https://www.microsoft.com/
– Official Playstation website: https://www.playstation.com/
– Official Nintendo website: https://www.nintendo.com/