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Xbox Makes the Jump to Bring Games To Both Nintendo and Sony Platforms

For the longest time, Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft have been competing with each other to see who can win each console generation. While the three see this as a friendly competition, the fans tend to… go a little overboard. While PlayStation and Xbox fans always butt heads to see who has the better console, Nintendo fans sometimes dip their toes into it, but mostly stay quiet to enjoy playing their games.

However, for the past decade, Xbox has been slowly losing their edge. After their tremendous win with the Xbox 360 that generation, Xbox and Microsoft has been failing to produce games that capture the attention of gamers, which is something Sony and Nintendo have been doing. Sony has The Last of Us, Uncharted, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Horizon Zero Dawn and Forbidden West, Ghost of Tsushima. While Nintendo has the Mario games, Fire Emblem, Shin Megami Tensei, The Legend of Zelda, Xenoblade Chronicles, Animal Crossing and more.

While Xbox has been bringing their A game in trying to produce more quality exclusives with Halo, Forza, Quantum Break, Sunset Overdrive, Grounded, Fable, and Gears of War, they just weren’t enough to match against Sony and Nintendo exclusives. Eventually, half of these titles lose their exclusivity status and go on PC anyway.

Eventually, Xbox has seemingly given up on trying to give everyone a reason to buy an Xbox and is instead giving everyone a reason to just buy their games. With the help of Xbox Game Pass, they are able to get PC players to play games on PC without having to own one. Then there was the whole “Microsoft buys Activision” thing in 2022 that ended just recently on October of last year, making it only a matter of time before Call of Duty and other games become part of the Xbox Game Pass.

And now, we have official confirmation that Xbox is now going to be bringing games to both Sony and Nintendo platforms, probably putting this console war to an end (but that’s just wishful thinking).

4 Xbox Titles Coming to PlayStation and Nintendo

Microsoft and Xbox, after announcing last week that they will be bringing their games to PlayStation and Nintendo platforms, have officially announced the four games that will be coming to both PlayStation and Nintendo consoles: Pentiment, Hi-Fi RUSH, Grounded, and Sea of Thieves.

Two of these games will have crossplay (Grounded and Sea of Thieves), while the other two are single player games. This is a big move for Xbox, bringing their games to their competitor. But it also shows that Xbox is making smart business moves. If they can’t get people to buy their consoles, then they can bring their games to people instead.

Here are the official release dates and consoles that will be releasing for each game:

  • Grounded – April 16, 2024 (Crossplay)
    • PlayStation 5
    • PlayStation 4
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Sea of Thieves – April 30, 2024 (Crossplay)
    • PlayStation 5
  • Pentiment – February 22, 2024
    • PlayStation 5
    • PlayStation 4
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Hi-Fi RUSH – March 19, 2024
    • PlayStation 5

These are the games coming in the next couple of months, but we can only assume that there will be more as time goes on.

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Justin is a gaming journalist known for his coverage of the video game industry, with a focus on the business and labor practices of major video game companies. He is a contributing editor at Fragster and has written for a variety of other publications, including Wired and Polygon. He is known for his investigative reporting and his efforts to shed light on the often tumultuous inner workings of the video game industry.

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