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Phil Spencer Confirms 4 Xbox Exclusive Titles Will Be Coming To Other Platforms, Starfield And Indiana Jones Not Among Them

Xbox hosted its special edition podcast where Phil Spencer, Sarah Bond and Matt Booty came together to finally address the rumours that’ve been running rampant for almost two weeks now.

Right off the top, Spencer confirms that there are 4 Xbox exclusive titles that’ll be coming to other platforms. He describes them as two smaller titles, and two community driven titles, but doesn’t name them.

He also confirmed that two of those games are not Starfield or the coming Indiana Jones game. But he makes a clear point to say that he won’t say they’ll never come to other platforms, and seemingly rejects the idea of that kind of ultimatum.

While we don’t have any official announcement for what the four games are, considering Spencer’s descriptions, and reports from both The Verge and VGC, those games will be Hi-Fi Rush, Pentiment, Sea Of Thieves and Grounded.

“We’ve made the decision that we’re going to take four games to other consoles.” said Spencer. “We’re focused on these four games and learning from the experience. We don’t have work going on, on other franchises.

But for anybody to stand up and say something’s never going to happen, I think it feels like creating more certainty in a world of gaming where you really want to respond to what customers want and what our players and creators are looking for.”

Spencer also told The Verge that while we shouldn’t expect to just see anything make the move to PlayStation or other platforms, if these four titles do well, that could change things.

But that’s still untested waters.

“Yeah, but we haven’t see that yet. We’re obviously one of the biggest publishers on PlayStation and Nintendo today, when you think about the Activision Blizzard and Bethesda lineup of games.

So we know what it means to ship games on Steam, PlayStation, Nintendo and Xbox. These are games that originally launched on Xbox. They were Xbox-branded games and we want to see what happens, because going and doing the development work to bring them to new platforms is real work.

We want to make sure that the return makes sense. We want to make sure the audience that’s there has an appetite, maybe they don’t.”

Source – [The Verge, VGC, Xbox]