Is Xbox going multiplatform?
Screenshot from Indiana Jones and the Great Circle showing a closeup of Indiana Jones.

Several reports came out over the weekend suggesting that Microsoft is considering bringing several of their first-party, Xbox exclusive titles to other platforms. Those "other platforms" including PlayStation 5 and even the Nintendo Switch. Some of the titles allegedly being considered for this new multi-platform approach include the recently released Starfield and the upcoming Indiana Jones and the Great Circle.

The Verge is one outlet that shared anonymously sourced information that claims Microsoft's Xbox division is "weighing up which titles will remain exclusive and others that will appear on Switch or PS5 in the future."

Allegedly, the way this will work is that Xbox and their studios will release titles such as Starfield and Indiana Jones on Xbox consoles first. It will be exclusive to Xbox (and presumably PC) for "a rather short period" of time. A PlayStation 5 release for these titles would then happen "some months" after that period of Xbox exclusivity.

This report does come mere days after other rumors suggesting that Xbox and PC titles such as Hi-Fi Rush and Sea of Thieves will be making the jump to other platforms. Hi-Fi Rush in particular is said to be coming to the Nintendo Switch soon. That information was first shared by notable insider Nate the Hate and supported by Resetera user lolilolailo.

Over on Xboxera, their sources say that Starfield will come to PlayStation 5 after the release of the game's first expansion, Shattered Space. That expansion is expected to arrive later in 2024 for Xbox and PC. Their sources have also told them that Microsoft recently acquired multiple additional PlayStation 5 dev kits to help support those new development efforts.

Mere hours ago, a new report from Jeff Grubb says that Microsoft is also considering bringing Gears of War to PlayStation. Grubb says, "the other one that I've heard that's definitely under consideration - it doesn't mean that it's going to happen, but it's in talks - is Gears of War".

Microsoft was reportedly going to share their plans for this new multiplatform push at the end of February. However, with all of this information getting pushed into the public eye earlier than anticipated, Microsoft may decide to reveal their plans before then.