Now That Phil Spencer Has Unveiled Xbox’s Future Plans For Microsoft Exclusive Titles, Which of the Rumors Turned Out to be True?

CEO of Microsoft Gaming has indicated four Xbox exclusive titles will go as cross-platform.

Now That Phil Spencer Has Unveiled Xbox’s Future Plans For Microsoft Exclusive Titles, Which of the Rumors Turned Out to be True?

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  • Microsoft has taken some significant steps in expanding its console business.
  • Four exclusive titles are going to be cross-platform.
  • Phil Spencer has indicated it is for their longer run.
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We got a fresh idea about how Microsoft is going forward with Xbox after the all-important podcast. This official podcast was joined by none other than the CEO of Microsoft Gaming, Phil Spencer, the President of Xbox at Microsoft, Sarah Bond, and the Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Studios, Matt Booty. The podcast was about the updates in the Xbox business, but the main attraction was the surfacing of four Xbox-exclusive titles on other platforms.

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Spencer stated that four Xbox-exclusive titles are going to be cross-platform. As of now, there is no confirmation of which four titles are breaking the tide. But it has been confirmed that two out of those four are community-driven titles, whereas the rest are smaller games. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s dive in and take a closer look at all the speculations.

Which Games Will Be No Longer in the Xbox Exclusive Category?

Four Xbox exclusive titles are coming to other platfomrs.
Four Xbox-exclusive titles are coming to other platforms.

According to certain rumors, Hi-Fi Rush and Pentiment are going to be the top Xbox exclusive contenders to go cross-platform. The other two are Sea of Thieves and Grounded. So far, there is confirmation of only four exclusive titles. But as credible sources suggest, there are more games to join the wave shortly. Everyone expected the first Xbox-exclusive title to be released on other platforms would be Starfield.

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However, along with Indiana Jones, the highly hailed Bethesda title has been ruled out to be cross-platform as of now, but Spencer didn’t rule out the possibility in the near future. According to him: “I don’t think we should, as an industry, ever rule out a game going to any other platform.” That means it’s not like every Xbox-exclusive title is going on board on other platforms immediately, but the journey has surely begun.

Why Are Xbox Exclusive Titles Breaking the Chain?

Phil Spencer is hinting expanding the business of Xbox in longer run.
Phil Spencer is hinting at expanding the business of Xbox in the long run.

So, the subtle question that comes to mind is, why is Xbox letting their exclusive titles go to other platforms? Microsoft has stated that this step is taken to ensure long-term success for both Xbox and the gaming industry as a whole. This is what Spencer had to say about the reasons: We’re making these decisions for some specific reasons.

We make every decision with the long-term health of Xbox in mind, which means a growing platform, our games performing, building the best platform for creators, and reaching as many players as we can. With the words from the CEO himself, it’s clear that Xbox is branching its business into more areas. Now, the developers have to stress less about the first-party titles of the console and will have more time and liberty to explore an all-around title.

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In terms of exclusive titles, Xbox has always fallen behind its arch-rival PlayStation. But after the arrival of Starfield and Indiana Jones, Microsoft’s console company got a firm grip in terms of exclusivity. Now, after taking a slight edge, this long hailed console is moving out of the box and expanding cross-platform. So, what do you think about this decision? Let us know in the comments.

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Written by Nilendu Brahma

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I'm Nilendu Brahma, a gaming aficionado who's carved a niche in esports and FPS journalism. With stints at GosuGamers and EssentiallySports under my belt, I've honed my craft in delivering top-notch coverage of titles like Call of Duty and Valorant. My passion for gaming traces back to my childhood, fueling my drive to delve deep into the virtual worlds I love. Armed with a Bachelor's in English Literature, I infuse my writing with a unique blend of literary finesse and gaming expertise. Currently, I'm weaving captivating narratives for FandomWire, captivating readers with every word.