Microsoft will provide a ‘vision for the future of Xbox’ next week to seemingly address the recent wave of leaks about several Xbox first-party games potentially heading to other platforms. Over the past few days, several reports from various media outlets claimed that games and franchises such as Starfield, Halo and Gears of War will be heading to Xbox’s main competitor platform, PlayStation.
Microsoft’s head of gaming, Phil Spencer, posted on Twitter/X recently, confirming a “business update event” next week that will presumably blow the lid open on these rumours and reports about Xbox’s first-party games going multi-platform. Considering how frequently these leaks appeared online lately, it was only a matter of time before Xbox had to come out and address them, which is the hope for next week’s update event.
Spencer said his post on Twitter/X:
“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.”
The reports first appeared on XboxEra, which claimed that Starfield and “other exclusives” would be heading to PlayStation. This may also include Tango Gameworks’ award-winning rhythm-based action title, Hi-Fi Rush, which is reportedly set to arrive on PS4 and Nintendo Switch in the near future.
Today we reported on two big developments: new job listings at 343 Industries suggest that the next unannounced Halo game could launch on all platforms, though it’s unlikely that Halo Infinite will be heading to PlayStation anytime soon. In addition to Halo, Giant Bomb’s Jeff Grubb also claims that Microsoft is considering bringing the Gears of War franchise to PlayStation, though it’s unclear if this includes a multi-platform release for the upcoming Gears 6.
Microsoft has yet to announce a date and time for next week’s event but we’ll keep you updated on further breaking stories.
Source: Phil Spencer