Microsoft has "no plans" to release more Xbox exclusives on PS4 or Nintendo Switch

Company says the focus is on its own platforms

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mrmikew201832d ago (Edited 32d ago )


I hope they stick to their word.

Because it was becoming hell of confusing to the consumer, seeing once MS exclusives on other platforms.

Sciurus_vulgaris32d ago (Edited 32d ago )

Then it’s odd Ori and the Blind Forest was brought to Switch? Unlike Cuphead and Super Lucky’s Tale, Ori is MS owned. It almost like the Switch release of Ori is being done to market the sequel.

UltraNova32d ago

What's even weirder is that right when Sony says they are looking Into porting some of their games elsewhere MS says they have no plans to do that. Has hell frozen over?

DarkZane31d ago (Edited 31d ago )


Sony probably just meant PC and mobile, not Nintendo or Xbox. Also it's multiplayer titles only.

Outside_ofthe_Box31d ago


More interesting that this comes after Sony acquired Insomniac. Being able to play on as many devices as possible was a huge talking point up until now. Is someone feeling the heat?

rainslacker31d ago

I think these companies just need to stop talking about maybes and hypotheticals, and what they will and won't do, but then they may not so that.

If they release the game on another platform, then it happens, but it shouldn't be expected. The fact this has even become a question that keeps getting asked means that the waters have been muddied, and MS was the first to start talking about it, and now they're saying no plans, but of course, no plans doesn't mean they won't eventually do it.

Same goes for any company, and the fan boy bickering around it is pretty old.

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HentaiElmo31d ago

Damn it I hate when they cut the title of articles to reflect half true.
Here is the rest Unless they’re loosing the next generation

DaDrunkenJester31d ago

After reading the article I think they referring to the studios they just recently bought. They'll basically saying, yes, we are launching these games as previously planned on all announced platforms, but moving forward dont expect them to be day and date launched on multiple platforms.

Old ports like Ori and cuphead etc. May still come to nintendo at some point since they like their partnership... just dont expect Ori 2 to launch on Switch.

Bronxs1531d ago

Honest question. Why port to switch only? Wouldn’t a PS4 port be easy and much more straightforward than a switch port? It’s almost like they don’t view switch as it’s own market and want their games there. Like how they view pc as separate. But with PS4 they realize the direct competitor aspect to it and withhold games. So much for wanting as many people to experience the games. What about the 90+ million games with ps4?

This is one more example of ms saying one thing and doing another.

XiNatsuDragnel32d ago

Interesting now they're supporting their own platform again.

Zeref31d ago

Brother, if you paid attention, you would never think that Halo was coming to PS4 at any time. I still believe they will release xCloud for the Switch and some smaller games. But PS4 was never gonna get anything. That notion was ridiculous and that's why I want to end this world and create a new one where we can avoid stupidity like this.

Krew_9231d ago

Did people honestly believe that? That's kind of wild. I see arguments that their games will end up everywhere just because they release all their games on PC now, too. Yet people fail to realise that Microsoft owns Windows so in a way they're still exclusive to Microsoft and certainly still exclusive to their console, if you dig deep into it.

XiNatsuDragnel31d ago

Brother I was listening and for awhile all games were going to different platforms

bishup2531d ago

"Microsoft has "no plans" to release more Xbox exclusives on PS4 or Nintendo Switch"

because sony bought the carpet right from underneath them. what do you expect.
no more insomniac games.

2pacalypsenow32d ago


Have they released any exclusives on Nintendo or Sony platforms?

mrmikew201832d ago

Minecraft on everything and a good amount of their other exclusives on the Nintendo switch.

2pacalypsenow32d ago (Edited 32d ago )

But Minecraft has never been an Xbox exclusive.

KickSpinFilter31d ago

Well mindcraft was on PS3, long before Mindcraft being acquired.

Zeref31d ago (Edited 31d ago )

They don't Develop/Own Cuphead, They don't Develop/Own Lucky's Tale. They Own Ori but they don't develop it.
Even if you count those. How is that a "good amount" ? It's only 3 games lol.

Minecraft is an exception. We've been over this a billion times.

zoramax32d ago

Ori, Minecraft and Cuphead were all games MS allowed on Nintendo/Sony platforms, they could have chosen to make the exclusive.

2pacalypsenow32d ago

Those games were already on PC and Minecraft has been on Nintendo and Sony consoles since before MS bought them.

PrinceOfAnger32d ago (Edited 32d ago )

"Ori, Minecraft and Cuphead were all games MS allowed on Nintendo/Sony platforms"

Microsoft doesn't even own
Cuphead ip, like Ori , and the dev said Cuphead will not release on PS4
Didn't know Ori has been announced for PS4 where did you get that ?

zoramax32d ago


MS could have easily removed those versions from sale and made it exclusive, obviously that would be stupid but if they wanted to they could.


Ori/Cuphead are coming to Switch, thats what I was referring to. And I think you are right that MS don't own Cuphead but I think they get a say on where it releases because if I remember correctly it was part funded by MS.

TheUndertaker8531d ago

The only version that didn't have to happen is the Nintendo Switch version. Mojong had contracts in place to produce the other versions before Microsoft purchased them.

You seem to not know what a contractual agreement is. Further I don't think you understand how rights to IPs work. If you do based on your logic Sony could've stopped Spyro and Crash from going anywhere but PlayStation.

Christopher31d ago (Edited 31d ago )


***Those games were already on PC***

So are all of Microsoft's upcoming exclusives. I don't get how you would make this part of your argument seeing as Microsoft will continue to put their games out on PC.

I think this statement is more an assurance that Microsoft will support their platform with content that won't be available on the other consoles, but I also think it's likely these second party games will continue to make their way elsewhere after a year of console exclusivity.

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Obscure_Observer32d ago


"Have they released any exclusives on Nintendo or Sony platforms?"

Ori is comming for the Switch

Zeref31d ago (Edited 31d ago )

That's 1 game and they don't even develop

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FallenAngel198432d ago

Just do everyone a favor and bring Rare Replay to Switch

Sciurus_vulgaris32d ago

The Switch probably couldn’t properly emulate the 360 titles in Rare Replay.

Automatic7931d ago

Just do everyone a favor and stop drinking the Anti X Gatorade. The one year deal is over. Time to let Xbox go full force on Xbox.

RizBiz31d ago

It's time for XBox to finally die. It's been on life support for far too long.