Microsoft’s gaming division is apparently considering a major change in its strategy when it comes to popular game titles. The company has been rumored for some time to bring the well-rated game to the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 5 Hi-Fi Rush from last year and Sea of Thieves. However, the company should also bring to the PS5 some of their Xbox exclusive hitswhich would mean a significant change in the current policy.
Over the weekend, the XboxEra server reported that Microsoft will bring the PS5 this year Starfield od Bethesdy (its flagship game for 2023), sometime after the release of the Shattered Space expansion. The report suggests that Microsoft has acquired additional PS5 developer kits to help port its games to Sony’s console.
A game could be made for the PlayStation 5 Indiana Jones and the Great Circle by MachineGames. According to The Verge, this action-adventure is set to arrive on Sony’s platform just a few months after it debuts on PC, Xbox and Game Pass this year.
Microsoft is trying increase the profitability of its gaming division. It recently laid off about 1,900 employees in the area, just months after closing its $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard.
Some Xbox games are already available on PlayStation and Switch, for example Minecraft Dungeons. As part of its 10-year deal to release Call of Duty titles on Nintendo consoles, Microsoft has indicated that it will bring additional Xbox games to the Switch and/or its successor.
It probably won’t be too long before we learn more details about the change in Microsoft’s cross-platform strategy. The company is said to be preparing a public announcement to share later this month.