Xbox Bringing Four Exclusive Games to PS5 and Switch

Xbox has announced that it will be bringing four exclusive games to other consoles, according to Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer.

As part of the recently concluded Xbox Podcast that provided an update on the future of the brand and how it will approach the business side of things, Spencer confirmed that these unnamed games will be headed to other platforms, two of which are “community-driven” and the other two being “smaller titles.”

“These are titles which have been available to Xbox players for at least a year, including hidden gems that deserve to be experienced more widely, and live service games whose communities will benefit from welcoming even more players. We will share more details on these titles soon.”

Tom Warren of The Verge reports that these titles will be Hi-Fi Rush, Pentiment, Sea of Thieves, and Grounded, according to sources familiar with the situation.

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When asked whether or not the heavily rumored Starfield and Indiana Jones would also make their way to other platforms, Spencer confirmed that these titles are not part of the first four games. Following up on that, he is not ruling out the possibility of it happening.

“I don’t think we should as an industry ever rule out a game going to any other platform. We’re focused on these four games and learning from the experience. We don’t have work going on, on other franchises. But for anybody to stand up and say something’s never going to happen, I think it feels like creating more certainty in a world of gaming where you really want to respond to what customers want and what our players and creators are looking for,” said Spencer in an interview with The Verge.

“These are games that originally launched on Xbox. They were Xbox-branded games and we want to see what happens, because going and doing the development work to bring them to new platforms is real work. We want to make sure that the return makes sense. We want to make sure the audience that’s there has an appetite, maybe they don’t.”


Additionally, Microsoft has provided some notes on how they are still committed to bringing value to the brand.

“Likewise, our commitment to game preservation is unwavering. Xbox players should have confidence in building your digital library in the Xbox ecosystem.  We will continue to reward that with the most robust, player-friendly experiences, including backwards compatibility, cross-play, cross-save progression, convenient cloud gaming, and more. Xbox consoles will continue to provide a flagship experience for players; it’s where you get the best value and convenience, it’s where Game Pass provides unprecedented access to an ever-evolving library of games. To be clear: Game Pass will continue to be only available on Xbox platforms,” as shared on an Xbox Wire Post.

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