More of Microsoft’s exclusive games are reportedly coming to other platforms, according to several rumors and reports.
Microsoft has been eying the possibility of expanding the reach of some of its first-party games. “Microsoft has been exploring bringing some of its back catalog to other platforms, although some of the details remain vague and unconfirmed,” reported Windows Central.
Other sources, such as insider “Nate the Hate” and Resetera user lolilolailo, pinned Hi-Fi Rush as the most likely game to be coming to other platforms. Back in November 2023, Xbox CFO Tim Stuart said that Microsoft wants to make Xbox Game Pass and its first party games available on “every screen that plays games,” and this also includes Nintendo and PlayStation.
This isn’t the first time one of Microsoft’s games came to rival platforms, as Ori and the Blind Forest and Ori and the Will of the Wisps were released for Nintendo Switch. Hi-Fi Rush launched on January 25, 2023 for Xbox Series X|S and PC. The first anniversary of its release is coming soon, so it’s possible that we might hear something about this soon. We’ve also heard Microsoft is–or was–considering Sea of Thieves for other platforms.
In GameSpot’s Hi-Fi Rush review, we said, “Hi-Fi Rush is an excellent break from the norm for the horror buffs at Tango Gameworks, meshing the energetic combat of a character-action brawler with the toe-tapping beats of a stylish rhythm game.” Hi-Fi Rush was also one of GameSpot’s top 10 games of 2023.