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Xbox Boss Breaks Silence Following PlayStation Port Rumors

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Indiana Jones facing away from camera in jungle setting, Indian Jones and the Great Circle

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After a lot of high-profile leaks suggesting Xbox is wanting into porting a lot of first-party titles to different platforms, Phil Spencer has taken to Twitter to clear the air. The pinnacle of Xbox tells followers that they need to sit up for a “enterprise replace occasion” subsequent week, although he didn’t present particulars on actual timing or the character of the updates. Contemplating the widespread protection the rumors of Xbox video games going to different platforms have gotten, it’s possible that this occasion will formally announce the information.

The full tweet from Spencer is as follows: “We’re listening and we hear you. We’ve been planning a enterprise replace occasion for subsequent week, the place we sit up for sharing extra particulars with you about our imaginative and prescient for the way forward for Xbox. Keep tuned.”

The rumors in query embrace experiences from The Verge that MachineGames is “contemplating” a launch of Indiana Jones and the Nice Circle on PlayStation 5 someday after the sport launches on PC and Xbox. Different experiences from XboxEra alleged comparable plans for a PlayStation 5 port of Starfield that may launch someday after the Shattered Area DLC.

Xbox and Sport Go had a fantastic 2023 because of a powerful line-up of video games and greater acquisitions. Whereas many have theorized that acquisitions would result in extra exclusives, it appears possible that Xbox is definitely planning on increasing the platforms the place followers can play Xbox video games. Going ahead, Xbox might turn out to be extra of a device-agnostic platform than a selected console ecosystem. By leveraging the library of Sport Go, Xbox Cloud Gaming, and the Xbox Sequence consoles, Microsoft makes it simple to play on Xbox—however not fully needed. Exclusives releasing at a later date on competing consoles simply opens up one other income stream for the corporate. No matter Xbox has in retailer for us subsequent week, it appears clear that the console wars as we knew them are a factor of the previous.