Indiana Jones and The Great Circle

Indiana Jones, Hi-Fi Rush, Sea of Thieves On PlayStation 5 Is Reportedly Being Considered by Microsoft

UPDATE: Phil Spencer has promised an update next week. The head of Microsoft Gaming took to Twitter to confirm a business update is coming.

“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,” Spencer said on Twitter. “Stay tuned.”

Original article below:

At the Xbox Developer Direct, one of the standouts from that deep dive showcase was our first look at Indiana Jones and the Great Circle, one of Xbox’s biggest exclusives of the year or maybe technically not anymore. According to a source close to the situation, the Verge is reporting that Microsoft is considering launching the upcoming Indiana Jones game on PS5, possibly months after the game’s initial launch on PC and Xbox.

The news follows a pretty big Sunday after XboxEra exclusively revealed that Microsoft was planning to bring its big 2023 exclusive, Starfield, to PS5 after the release of the game’s upcoming expansion Shattered Space launched on PC and Xbox platforms. With rumours of other Xbox exclusives, Hi-Fi Rush or Sea of Thieves could be coming to PlayStation and Nintendo consoles. For Hi-Fi Rush specifically, a data mine of t-shirt texture files from the game shows off even more evidence of Hi-Fi Rush’s possible arrival on PS5 and Switch, which The Verge’s sources say is “expected in the coming weeks.”

Over the last month or so since these reports came out, the idea of Xbox exclusives coming to other platforms has shifted the conversation of Xbox’s strategy, with fans getting into “weird” heated discussions about whether Microsoft will continue Xbox as a console platform with exclusive possibly coming to other platforms. This uneducated debate is not even worth considering as Microsoft hasn’t officially announced anything about its exclusives like Indiana Jones and the Great Circle coming to another platform, and even if they do, it won’t immediately spell out the end for the Xbox brand as we know it.