Rumors are swirling that Microsoft has been contemplating bringing some Xbox exclusives to rival PlayStation and Nintendo Change platforms. Sea of Thieves and Hello-Fi Rush have each reportedly been below cross-platform consideration, and if you mix the rumors with current feedback from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Xbox CFO Tim Stuart, it’s clear Microsoft is weighing its Xbox technique now that the Activision Blizzard deal is full.
At a Wells Fargo summit in late November, Stuart detailed what he described as “a little bit of a change of technique” for Microsoft Gaming, the division that homes Xbox and Microsoft’s general gaming efforts. “Not asserting something broadly right here, however our mission is to convey our first-party experiences [and] our subscription companies to each display screen that may play video games,” stated Stuart. “Meaning good TVs, which means cell gadgets, which means what we’d have regarded as rivals previously like PlayStation and Nintendo.”