For days, a rumor has been circulating in forums and social networks that, if true, would change the video game industry forever: Microsoft would have in mind to launch some of its main titles, exclusive to Xbox, on PlayStation 5.
In principle, it would be a revolutionary move that would bring games like Starfield, Sea of Thieves and, attention, Halo, to Sony consoles.
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The idea represents a radical change in Microsoft's strategy and contradicts the original statement about Starfield exclusivity, made by Xbox president Sarah Bond in 2021.
The Halo, exclusive to Xbox, could come to PlayStation. (Photo: Xbox/Halo2)
As expected, the rumor created a huge divide within the community. On the one hand, there are those who welcome the idea of multiple platforms. But, on the other hand, some consider the decision the end of Xbox as we know it and several even announced on social networks that they will put their consoles on sale as a sign of protest.
As for the Halo community, one of the largest on the internet, many were directly opposed to the idea, and believe that it would be a very bad strategic decision by Microsoft. “Halo is the only reason why I have stayed with Xbox,” expressed different users.
On the opposite side, a large number of gamers were more open to the proposal, some stated that it would be a great advantage and a good opportunity for the titles to reach more people.
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Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer is expected to make an official announcement to fans next week. There will likely then be final confirmation as to whether the company really plans to “release” its exclusive titles to be playable on PlayStation 5.