Microsoft will talk Thursday evening about the new business direction for its Xbox division. Ahead of the podcast, we received details about potential Xbox titles that may find their way to rival platforms like the PS5 as part of the new strategy.
As Microsoft announced at the beginning of the new week, it will be Thursday evening Podcast will be done. In this, the team around Gaming CEO Phil Spencer will talk about the new strategic direction of the Xbox division.
Colleagues at The Verge already want to know more and inform sources familiar with the matter that Microsoft actually wants to pave the way for specific Xbox titles to compete on rival platforms. However, on a much smaller scale than recent rumors have suggested.
As sources confirmed to The Verge, “Hi-Fi Rush” and “Pentiment” are the first titles to be released for PS5, among other games. If this information turns out to be correct, nothing will change in Microsoft's approach, at least in the short term.
After all, the software giant has already published smaller, creative titles to other platforms in the past. These games include “Cuphead” for PS4 and the “Ori” series for Switch. in March He follows As well as the narrative adventure “As Dusk Falls.”
More titles could follow
Another Xbox title set to benefit from access to additional platforms is Rare's pirate adventure Sea of Thieves. According to The Verge's sources, systems like the PS5 can be expected to be rolled out throughout the year. As The Verge added, other Xbox games may be eligible for a cross-platform release. But no specific names were mentioned.
He goes on to say that the slow growth of Xbox and PC Game Pass in particular has led to Microsoft wanting to generate additional revenue by publishing Xbox games for other platforms. The Redmond company is currently a long way from its stated goal of reaching 100 million Game Pass subscribers by 2030.
Added to this is the acquisition of publishing heavyweight Activision Blizzard, which cost Microsoft nearly $69 billion last year and which it wants to refinance in some way.
Microsoft itself has not commented on the rumors of the past few days and will certainly maintain this strategy in the current report from The Verge. However, the magazine is considered a reliable source, so we can assume that the information related to Microsoft's new strategy is correct.
Additional reports indicate that Microsoft will stick with Xbox consoles and indicate that the company will continue to provide us with Xbox consoles and related hardware. According to journalist Shannon Liao, Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer said this internally on Tuesday of last week Confirmed.
We'll know more by Thursday evening at the latest.
Source: The Verge
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