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Kotaku Asks: How Do You Feel About Xbox Games Potentially Coming To PlayStation?

Recent reports suggest that Xbox Studios games like Starfield, Indiana Jones and the Great Circle, and Hi-Fi Rush are coming to PlayStation 5 (and Switch, in Hi-Fi Rush’s case). Though some old quotes from Xbox’s big boss Phil Spencer made it clear this was always a possibility, the notion that Xbox’s in-house games could come to every feasible platform has caught some folks off-guard.

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Here’s a quote from Spencer from when Xbox was finalizing the Bethesda buy-out in March of 2021, in which he says the company’s games will come to other platforms, without specifying which games would end up on PlayStation and when.

There are a lot of implications to Xbox making third-party ports a pillar of its business, and it raises questions and concerns about Microsoft’s future in the console market. What reason is there to buy an Xbox console if you can play any game that launches on it elsewhere, on top of their competitors’ exclusives? Is a Game Pass subscription enough of a reason to stick with the console? How financially viable is that for a company as big as Microsoft’s games division?

But also, shouldn’t good games be made available to as many people as possible? Shouldn’t developers be able to share their work with a large audience not divided by $500 plastic boxes? Isn’t console tribalism outdated and should not be the determining factor in anyone’s decisions?

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