4 Xbox exclusives are coming to PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch

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During the recent and highly anticipated episode of the Xbox podcast, Xbox executives Phil Spencer, Sarah Bond and Matty Booty revealed that four exclusives are coming to PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch.

However, it wasn’t revealed which games they will be. In an interview with The Verge, Spencer confirmed that neither Starfield nor the upcoming Indiana Jones and The Great Circle will be coming to other platforms, at least not yet. The four games (at least initially) will likely be Sea of Thieves, Hi-Fi Rush, Grounded and Pentiment.

“We’re always looking to learn as a leadership team and to grow and we think this is an interesting point in time for us to use what some of the other platforms have right now to help grow our franchises,” said Spencer during the Xbox podcast.

He continued: “I’m not going to name those games. The teams that are building those games have announced plans that are not too far away. As we know, game teams put a lot of energy into their announcements with the partners. So, I don’t want to take anything away from those teams. So, I won’t be talking about the titles specifically. But I think when they come out, it’ll make sense.”

Spencer teased that: “Two of the games are kind of community-driven games that will end up on other platforms and give us the ability to continue to invest in them. Two of the other games are smaller games that were never really meant to be built as kind of platform exclusives and all the fanfare that goes around that.”

While some of the potential four games might disappoint some, I think Microsoft is testing the water before committing by bringing over larger exclusives. That being said, games like Sea of Thieves and Grounded could benefit greatly from crossplay support on other consoles. 

Phil Spencer and co also confirmed that a new Xbox is already in development, squashing rumours that Microsoft was going to leave the console market.

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