- Xbox is reportedly considering bringing the Gears of War franchise to PlayStation, but a final decision has not been made.
- Other Xbox exclusives like Starfield and Indiana Jones may also be released on PlayStation.
- The potential move is seen as a strategic change for Xbox, possibly due to struggling hardware sales and the expensive Game Pass service.
An insider has claimed that Xbox is considering bringing the Gears of War franchise to PlayStation in the future. The exciting Gears of War news comes after recent claims that additional Xbox franchises might be coming to the rival console as well.
Recently, several insiders claimed that Xbox is planning to make a huge strategic change by releasing some of its biggest exclusives on PlayStation, such as Starfield, Indiana Jones and the Great Circle, Sea of Thieves, and more. Some speculate that this is due to Xbox’s struggling hardware sales and massive but expensive-to-maintain Game Pass service, forcing the company to find profits in other ways. It appears that another fan-favorite Xbox franchise might be coming to PlayStation in the future.
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Longtime insider Jeff Grubb claimed that Xbox is considering bringing Gears of War to PlayStation, but did not claim that Xbox has finalized this decision. He did not specify whether the company is considering bringing every Gears of War game to PlayStation or only future releases. Grubb added that Xbox was previously planning to announce its new cross-platform strategy at the end of February, but now that multiple leaks have made it out, the company could make the announcement much sooner. This would be a drastic change in Xbox’s strategy, with some fans worrying about the console’s longevity once PlayStation owners have access to both platforms’ best titles. Despite the consistent leaks surrounding the subject, the news has yet to be confirmed, so this is still speculation at this point.
Gears of War Might Be Coming to PlayStation in the Future
- Xbox is still considering the possibility and has not finalized a decision
- Gears of War would join other rumored Xbox exclusives releasing on PlayStation
- These include Starfield, Indiana Jones and the Great Circle, Sea of Thieves, and more
If the leaks regarding Starfield and other popular Xbox exclusives coming to PlayStation turn out to be true, it would not be hard to believe that Gears of War would make the jump as well. The legendary Xbox franchise still has plenty of fans, but it has now been over four years since a mainline Gears of War game released. However, signs indicate that Gears of War 6‘s development is moving ahead at full steam.
Gears of War 6 releasing in 2025 or later would create the longest gap between mainline Gears of War games since the franchise began. After recent claims, it’s possible that the anticipated follow-up game will see a widespread launch across multiple platforms. In addition to that possibility, fans can daydream about the similarly unconfirmed Gears of War Collection. Recent rumors claimed that the collection has entered its playtesting phase and would presumably include upgraded versions of the classic Gears of War games.
In slightly more disappointing news regarding Xbox’s future, an established leaker recently claimed that Call of Duty won’t be coming to Game Pass after all. After Microsoft purchased Activision Blizzard in 2023, many believed that Call of Duty would eventually be added to the subscription service along with Activision Blizzard’s other games, but it appears that may not be the case for the popular first-person shooter.
Gears of War
- November 7, 2006
- Third-Person Shooter