Microsoft reportedly plans to bring Starfield to PlayStation 5
Microsoft could be bringing Starfield and other Xbox exclusives to PlayStation 5
In recent weeks, rumours have been running rampant about several popular Xbox titles coming to Switch and PlayStation. This has included claims that Hi-Fi Rush and Sea of Thieves are coming to non-Xbox gaming platforms. Now, rumour has it that Starfield is exiting Xbox exclusivity and coming to PlayStation 5 at some point in the future.
These Starfield claims come from Xbox Era, who have reported that Microsoft plans to Starfield to PS5. This will reportedly happen after the release of the game’s Shattered Space expansion on PC and Xbox. It has also been claimed that Microsoft has invested in more PlayStation 5 development kits to support future game development efforts.
Microsoft has not commented on this report yet, and how they respond that the potential to hugely damage the Xbox brand. Yes, bringing Xbox games to PlayStation could make Microsoft a lot of money. That said, doing it the wrong way could undermine Xbox console sales and boost PlayStation sales.
Following Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard, it is clear that Xbox needs to start making money to recoup Microsoft’s investments. One way of doing that is to start releasing some Xbox exclusives on rival platforms. This could generate a strong revenue stream for Xbox, but it could undermine the brand. After all, if all Xbox exclusives come to PlayStation, why buy an Xbox?
Microsoft needs to release a statement about their plans for Xbox Game Studios titles on non-Xbox platforms. As it stands, these rumours are undermining the Xbox brand, and gamers need a clear statement from Xbox about their future direction.
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