Microsoft’s gaming division reportedly held an internal townhall meeting this week to address reports it could be bringing some of its first-party games to other console platforms.
Microsoft’s head of gaming, Phil Spencer, reassured employees that Xbox currently has no plans to stop making consoles, and that Xbox consoles will continue to be part of its strategy, which involves “multiple kinds of devices”
Publicly, Microsoft has remained silent on recent reports that it could bring games, including its key exclusive Starfield, to PlayStation 5, other than announcing that it will hold a “business update” sometime next week.
Phil Spencer announced, “We’ve been planning a business update event for next week, where we look forward to sharing more details with you about our vision for the future of Xbox. Stay tuned.”
It’s claimed that multiple major Xbox exclusives including Starfield, Hi-Fi Rush and Indiana Jones could be released on PS5, as part of a significant strategy shift from Microsoft‘s gaming division.
The reports led to a major backlash within the Xbox community, including from notable Xbox influencers with large followings, some of whom have speculated it could mark the beginning of the end of Microsoft’s console business.
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