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 whenever you mix the rumors with latest 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 deliver our first-party experiences [and] our subscription providers to each display screen that may play video games,” stated Stuart. “Which means good TVs, meaning cellular gadgets, meaning what we might have regarded as rivals previously like PlayStation and Nintendo.”