News

February 12, 2024

Microsoft to Launch Xbox Games on PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch, Sea of Thieves and More

Liam Fletcher
Written byLiam FletcherWriter
Researched byHaruki NakamuraResearcher

Microsoft is reportedly planning to launch a select number of Xbox games on PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch. The first two titles rumored to appear on Xbox's rival consoles are Penitent and Hi-Fi Rush. Additionally, Microsoft is considering launching Sea of Thieves on non-Xbox platforms later this year, along with other first-party titles.

Microsoft to Launch Xbox Games on PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch, Sea of Thieves and More

The official announcement and further details about this strategy shift are expected to be discussed in an upcoming Xbox podcast episode featuring Phil Spencer and other higher-up employees, scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 15. This move is believed to be a response to the underperformance of Game Pass and the delayed releases of Redfall and Starfield, which affected the growth of the service.

It is worth noting that Microsoft's decision to bring Xbox exclusives to other platforms aligns with their plans to keep the Call of Duty franchise on PlayStation. While there are rumors suggesting that Xbox might stop producing consoles altogether, it is still likely that they will continue to do so. However, if select Xbox titles become available on competing platforms, it could potentially reduce the demand for owning an Xbox console.

For more information, the podcast episode will be available on Feb. 15 at 2pm CT on the official Xbox YouTube channel and all podcast platforms.

About the author
Liam Fletcher
Liam Fletcher
About

Liam "CyberScribe" Fletcher, a Kiwi with a flair for fast-paced gameplay and articulate narratives, has emerged as a prominent voice at EsportRanker. Diving deep into the esports universe, Liam crafts comprehensive reviews, strategic insights, and captivating tales from behind the screens.

Send mail
More posts by Liam Fletcher

Latest news

The Final Showdown: A Clash of Titans
2024-04-11

The Final Showdown: A Clash of Titans

News