After several rumors and heated discussions from the community on social media, Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft Gaming, finally confirmed that some Xbox exclusives will be released on competing consoles — such as PS5 and Nintendo Switch.

Initially, the executive confirmed four first-party titles going to other platforms — but did not reveal any specific names during the broadcast at the beginning of the month. Now, in a publication on the official Xbox blog last Wednesday (21), the hammer has been hammered and the dates have been defined. Check it out below:

  • Repentance — Arrive in February 22 to PS4, PS5 and Nintendo Switch;
  • Hi-Fi Rush — Arrive in March 18th to PS5;
  • Grounded — Arrive in April 16th to PS4, PS5 and Nintendo Switch;
  • Sea of Thieves — Arrive in April 30th to PS5.

Although the news is encouraging, prices have not yet been revealed at this time. Although, Hi-Fi Rushproduced by Tango Gameworks, will be sold in two versions on the PlayStation Store (Standard and Deluxe), with pre-sales starting this Friday (22).

Xbox exclusives coming to PS5 and Switch.Source: Xbox (X)

About that, Sea of Thieves It will be available to be added to the PS Store wish list starting this Thursday (22). Another good news is that the pirate game, like Groundedwill have the option of crossplay between platforms — that is, you will be able to play with friends on Xbox, PlayStation and PC.

All of the titles in question have been released for at least a year on Xbox and PC – as Phil Spencer had described at the beginning of the month. One of the reasons for releasing games on other platforms, apparently, is to increase the player base, which can guarantee more renown for the Xbox brand and, of course, for their respective franchises.

Microsoft reiterates commitment to Xbox Game Pass subscribers

In the official blog post, Microsoft also reiterated commitment to Xbox Game Pass subscribers — and listed a series of things that users can expect in the future, including:

  • The biggest games in the world will be on Xbox;
  • First-party games will arrive on Xbox Game Pass on launch day;
  • A robust and innovative multi-year Hardware plan;
  • Compatibility with your library is a priority, including crossplay, crosssave and robust cloud functions;
  • Xbox will continue to help game developers reach the largest audience possible.

In addition, the publication also recalls the great Xbox Game Studios titles that are coming, such as Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II, Avowed, Indiana Jones and the Great Circle and more”.

Some Xbox influencers are against Microsoft’s strategy

At the time when rumors about the Microsoft exclusives coming to PlayStation and Switch came to light, the issue generated a huge reaction within the community. Some notable Xbox influencers with thousands of followers even stopped supporting the brand because of this.

Some Xbox Influencers are stopping supporting the brand.Some Xbox Influencers are stopping supporting the brand.Fonte:  Doc_Dark (YouTube)

One of them is content creator Xbox Klobrille, who went to ResetEra to confirm that you will close your account. With more than 158 thousand followers on X alone (formerly Twitter), the influencer is one of the best-known people in the Xbox community.

“The basis for being Klobrille has always been the trust and credibility of the brand I support and my enthusiasm for the path forward. I have made the decision, depending on what comes next or its scale, to take significant steps back and scale back the Klobrille personality , or eventually even retire her”, explained the influencer at the time.

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