First Xbox games heading to new platforms

Microsoft confirms which four Xbox games are heading to new platforms

Here is what Xbox is bringing to PlayStation and Switch - and when.

Last week, Microsoft confirmed it would bring more first-party titles to other platforms. There was plenty of speculation as to what those games would be, but after various announcements today, the roster has been set.

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During today’s Nintendo Direct: Partner Showcase, Nintendo fired off the first confirmation that Grounded would be heading to the Nintendo Switch in April and Pentiment would arrive February 22. Then, Hi-Fi Rush for PS5 leaked a little early.

Now, Xbox has confirmed all four games: Grounded, Pentiment, Hi-Fi Rush, and Sea of Thieves.

The first to roll out will be Pentiment, and it’s coming quite soon! Obsidian Entertainment’s superbRPG is coming digitally to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch on February 22.

Following Pentiment, Hi-Fi Rush is coming to coming to PlayStation 5 on March 19. Tango Gameworks’ shadow-dropped rhythm brawler is apparently skipping over the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. The title will be available for preorder over on the PlayStation Store at some point today.

As previously mentioned, Grounded is making its way to the Nintendo Switch on April 16. However, it’s also making its way onto the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 as well. Crossplay will be built in over all platforms, so expect a significant player base boost as we head toward the summer.

Finally, as many predicted, Sea of Thieves sees another system off on the horizon. Rare’s still-going-strong live-service pirate sim is coming to PlayStation 5 on April 30. This, too, will feature crossplay so that PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox players can all adventure together.

Microsoft gently reminds us in today’s Xbox Wire post that the above four titles join other massive Xbox properties like Minecraft, Overwatch, Call of Duty, and Diablo to go third-party. For whatever reason, some Xbox fans are still balking at this business decision. However, it’s pretty clear at this point that this is the direction Microsoft will be considering for its games going forward, though those like Starfield and the upcoming Indiana Jones are staying on Xbox.


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