- Xbox is planning to release one of its critically acclaimed games on competing platforms in 2024, according to rumors discussed on the Nate the Hate podcast.
- The identity of the game has not been confirmed, but speculation points to Hi-Fi Rush as the most likely candidate for the cross-platform release.
- While Xbox is open to bringing its first-party games to other platforms, there are no plans to bring Game Pass to competing platforms, as stated by Phil Spencer, head of Xbox.
Rumors suggest that one of Xbox‘s most critically acclaimed games will become a cross-platform title this year. While being discussed on the Nate the Hate podcast, the leakers did not specify which game this would be, but some Xbox fans believe they know the answer.
Xbox released plenty of high-quality first-party games in 2023, as part of its efforts to compete with PlayStation’s impressive lineup of first-party titles. However, based on recent leaks, it seems that Xbox is planning to bring at least one of its titles to competing platforms.
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During an episode of the Nate the Hate podcast, which has accurately leaked gaming news in the past, the hosts revealed that one of Xbox’s best games will see a cross-platform release in 2024. They further detailed that this mystery game was in the Game of the Year conversation the year it was released, and that fans will be quite excited once the announcement is made. The hosts refrained from specifying the game. Speculation about what title this could be revolves around a handful of games, with one established leaker claiming that this mystery release will be Hi-Fi Rush coming to the Switch. However, this is not confirmed, but many users seem to agree that this title is the most likely candidate.
Although Hi-Fi Rush was a breakout hit on Xbox, its limited release may have kept it from reaching its financial potential. However, Hi-Fi Rush being the title in question is not confirmed, and one of Xbox’s other acclaimed games could end up being this mystery title. A re-release of one of Xbox’s popular titles on competing platforms could prove to be quite lucrative, in addition to bringing more attention to Xbox’s best first-party games. Recently, it seems that Xbox is becoming increasingly open to bringing its first-party titles to other platforms, which would line up with this recent rumor.
In November 2023, Phil Spencer stated that Xbox should also focus on other platforms, as he believes the brand shouldn’t limit itself to the Xbox player base. He believes that “console wars” are an outdated idea, and that Xbox should deliver quality games to as many fans as possible. While Switch and PlayStation fans might hope that this signifies the possibility of Game Pass coming to other platforms as well, this seems to not be the case.
Spencer clarified that Xbox has no plans to bring Game Pass to competing platforms. He explained that Game Pass is central to Xbox’s identity, and while the company is seemingly open to releasing its first-party games for other platforms, users shouldn’t get their hopes up for Game Pass to see a similar evolution.
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