Microsoft is planning to share details about its plans to make Xbox exclusives, including Hi-Fi Rush, available on PS5 and Nintendo Switch consoles. The Verge has revealed that the upcoming Indiana Jones game is also being considered for PS5. This multi-platform shift has caused uncertainty and leaks within the Xbox community, but Microsoft is preparing to address the rumors head on during a business update event next week.
Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer acknowledges the speculation, stating, “We’re listening and we hear you…We’ve been planning a business update event for next week, where we look forward to sharing more details with you about our vision for the future of Xbox. Stay tuned.” Originally, the business update was planned for later this month alongside the announcement of Hi-Fi Rush for PS5 and Nintendo Switch. However, due to intensified speculation about this and other Xbox games potentially coming to non-Xbox platforms over the weekend, Microsoft has moved up its announcement.
The news article also reports that datamined game assets hinted at a potential release of Hi-Fi Rush for PS5 and Nintendo Switch, following rumors of both Hi-Fi Rush and Sea of Thieves making their way to non-Xbox platforms. The $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard has only added to the anticipation, as Microsoft is expected to explain its new Xbox strategy and what the future holds for its gaming efforts.