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In the retro days of gaming, dozens of unique console manufacturers tried their best to compete in the video game industry. Granted, only a few consoles would win each generation – but there were always many competitors in the market. However, as time passed, only Nintendo, PlayStation, and the Xbox brands were left standing, with everyone else eventually retiring. And for decades, these three have gone toe to toe against each other in console wars.
To everyone’s surprise, it seems that Microsoft has finally given up their attempts to rival PlayStation as a brand, and they seem to be adopting a similar strategy to SEGA, where they will release their exclusive video games on every other platform that was once their competition. So, Xbox-exclusive video games will now be released on the PlayStation 5. And this may even include Nintendo Switch for the games that can comfortably run on it.
Regardless of how anyone feels about the decision of Microsoft to make Xbox a multi-platform brand – it’s undeniable that for gamers who have a PlayStation, this is exciting news as they will finally get to experience many attractive exclusives that they couldn’t before. So, now the main question is: what Xbox games are coming to PlayStation soon?
Fortunately, we already seem to have the answer to this question. Here’s every Xbox game coming to the PlayStation soon.
Every Xbox Game Coming to the PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch
Based on reputable sources, we have a good idea of all the Xbox games that will be coming to the PS5 and other platforms in the next couple of years. It’s not too surprising that Microsoft has made this decision when you look at the fact that they already released their games on PC. And their console sales have been lagging since the Xbox One generation, too, so it makes sense to try a different approach. Let’s take a look at the list.
The first game that is confirmed for a PlayStation 5 release is Starfield, which has been the talk of the town ever since it was released as an exclusive on the Xbox Series X. Fans of Bethesda wanted the game to come to the PS5 as well because a majority of Bethesda games have been multi-platform for decades, especially the likes of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
Starfield on PS5 will launch alongside the Starfield: Shatter Space expansion, which is expected to come out this year. Unlike some of the other games that are currently rumored, Starfield is confirmed as Microsoft has already invested in PS5 dev kits to make a port of the game.
2. Hi-Fi Rush
Hi-Fi Rush is a game that may not be everyone’s type, but those that played it consider it one of the best games of the year. It’s fast, intense, and doesn’t take itself too seriously, which is why people who don’t own an Xbox really wished that the game came out on a platform that they already have.
Fortunately, it seems that Hi-Fi Rush will soon come to the PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch, which will end its exclusivity to Xbox alongside several other games.
3. Indiana Jones and the Great Circle
The upcoming Indiana Jones and the Great Circle video game looks very promising, and it was considered an Xbox exclusive for several months. However, it’s being reported that this game is coming out on the PlayStation 5 too as part of Microsoft’s shift towards making Xbox a multi-platform brand.
This is more in the rumor territory, but it is currently being believed that the next Halo is being developed with a PlayStation 5 release kept in mind. The people who are claiming this are usually correct, but it should still be taken with a grain of salt.
The reason that it’s believed that the Halo that will come to the PS5 is a future release is because of some job listings online that seem to belong to Halo but for multiple platforms instead of just Xbox.
5. Gears of War
Just like with Halo, it’s being believed that Gears of War might be making its way onto the PlayStation 5 as well. Although there is less proof supporting this theory as we don’t have a job listing related to it as of now, and there is no new Gears of War game currently in development either – at least in public knowledge.
However, the sources that are reporting this rumor have a good ratio of turning out right, so it’s possible that we might at least see a port of Gears of War on non-Microsoft platforms soon.
Take this list with a grain of salt for all games besides Starfield, Indiana Jones, and the Great Circle – as some of the games are currently just rumored. However, instead of shooting the rumors down, Phil Spencer has added more fire to it by stating that Microsoft will reveal the future of Xbox in an upcoming business update that we can expect next month.
One way or another, all of this is huge and signals the end of Xbox as an exclusive gaming console brand. And we’re sure that PlayStation owners are very excited to get their hands on these great games.