Will A Successful Xbox Game Become Multiplatform This Year?

Rumor has it that it was named Game of the Year at the time of its release. Wonder what title that could be?


The Nate the Hate podcast is all about gaming industry rumors, and the latest episode talked about how in 2024 we could see a game that was Xbox exclusive (Xbox series, PC) become multiplatform, and now it could be released on another console. (Probably just the PlayStation 5, possibly a Nintendo Switch 2 version if we can expect this unnamed game in the fall).

“In calendar year 2024, Microsoft will bring one of its more acclaimed first-party games to a competitor’s system. The title I’m referring to was critically acclaimed. Fans loved it and it was in the game of the year conversation the year it was released. When the announcement comes, I think it will be met with a lot of excitement because it’s a quality game. I think this is a smart move for Microsoft… from a business perspective, when you bring select games to multiplatform, to Switch and PlayStation, you do it because you see the quality of the IP and the franchise and you want to expand its reach beyond just Xbox,” Nate said in the video.

It’s probably Hi-Fi Rush: Tango Gameworks’ game was released completely unexpectedly, without any announcement, in early 2023, and it turned out to be an excellent creation! Microsoft has experimented with multiplatform before: Minecraft’s multiplatform availability (including on PlayStation) is a testament to that, but the Ori games also got a Nintendo Switch version. The company has maintained PlayStation 5 exclusivity for Deathloop and Ghostwire: Tokyo from Bethesda and Psychonauts 2 from Double Fine.

“I think the question is less binary, ‘should it be on Switch, should it be on PlayStation,’ and more ‘does it make sense for the franchise?’ In other words, is it the kind of game where it would benefit from the network effect of being on a bunch of different platforms, or is it a game where we can best support it by putting resources behind it and making sure that our platforms, things like xCloud and Game Pass and Xbox Live, are really leaning in to support the game?” said Matt Booty, who ran Xbox Game Studios at the time, back in 2019.

So our guess would be Hi-Fi Rush for the port.

Source: VGC

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