Microsoft seems to have big plans this spring. Its entire strategy is making a big change and it is said to be planning to release major games such as Indiana Jones and the Great Circle and Starfield also on PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch. Xbox is going multiplatform and that is a very interesting development.
Xbox games are going multiplatform
Compared to PlayStation, Xbox does not have that many exclusive games, but those who have it also want to release them on the competing consoles. Interesting, but not that surprising considering Xbox Game Pass. Microsoft has already shown that it sees value in ensuring that many people have quick access to its games by immediately adding the latest game releases to that subscription, but now it shows that its games are released a few months after release. also want to spend on the other consoles.
The news does not yet come from Microsoft itself, but various sources say so. One article is about Starfield, the other about Indiana Jones and there are also people who say that all Xbox-exclusive games will soon come to other consoles within a few months. It is a bit reminiscent of how things now work on streaming services: a film comes to the streaming service very soon after it is in the cinema (sometimes it is even still in the cinema). However, it is their own streaming service, not that of the competitor and that is an interesting twist.
Halo on PlayStation
Microsoft may also be doing it because its consoles have sold significantly less than, for example, the PlayStation 5. This would allow Microsoft to still earn more, but not on its own hardware, but on that of others with its own Xbox games. It would be a long list of games: Starfield, Hi-Fi Rush, Sea of Thieves, Indiana Jones and The Great Circle, Doom Year Zero, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Halo Infinite, Pentiment and Grounded.
Many fans have to get used to the idea that Xbox as a console becomes less unique, but on the other hand it is not a very incredible move: it actually sounds smart and like a good way to earn more from the games that have been worked so hard on for so many years. Moreover, the Xbox Series has been out for many years now, so the stretch of console sales is probably over. But in the context of ‘console wars’ this is certainly something that will significantly change the playing field.
Come on in, Microsoft
High time that Microsoft itself revealed something about it, because there are many different stories going around: some people say it is only a few games, others say it concerns all Xbox exclusives. Some say Microsoft won’t tell you anything until the spring, others say it will come this month. With the massive interest now, we expect Microsoft to reveal it sooner rather than later. It is also to be hoped that that is the case, because the rumors are causing a major shock in the gaming world about which we would like to know inside and out.