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Microsoft is considering launching Indiana Jones on PS5

Microsoft is considering launching Indiana Jones on PS5

Bethesda's upcoming Indiana Jones game is also scheduled to launch on Sony's PlayStation 5 console. We got our first glimpse of Indiana Jones and the Grand Circle During Microsoft's Xbox Developer Direct event last month, where it was announced for Xbox and PC. says a source familiar with Microsoft's plans the edge Which Bethesda is also considering bringing Indiana Jones and the Grand Circle To PS5.

We're told that a new cross-platform approach to some Xbox games is emerging within Microsoft, as the company considers which titles will remain exclusive and others that will appear on the Switch or PS5 in the future. Indiana Jones seems to be part of this new wave of cross-platform gaming.

Although Bethesda will be releasing the Indiana Jones game first as an Xbox console exclusive, it's currently set to have a rather short period of exclusivity we're told. A PS5 release is being considered a few months later, with Bethesda tentatively targeting a December 2024 launch for the Xbox and PC versions.

Exact timing and platform availability for Indiana Jones and the Grand Circle That could change, especially since Microsoft's new cross-platform approach to Xbox gaming hasn't been finalized yet. Microsoft has been evaluating bringing some Xbox exclusives to PS5 and Nintendo Switch in recent months. Sea of ‚Äč‚ÄčThieves And Hi Fi Rush Both were reportedly under cross-platform consideration, and we understand Microsoft has also considered bringing other Xbox games to rival consoles.

We were told that A Hi Fi Rush An announcement on non-Xbox platforms is expected in the coming weeks. The game's data-mined origins point to a release for PS5 and Nintendo Switch earlier this week. XboxEra It is also reported Which Microsoft plans to bring Starfield to PS5, following the release of the game's expansion “Shattered Space” for Xbox and PC.

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Last year we learned through Federal Trade Commission v. Microsoft Case that Indiana Jones and the Grand Circle It was originally planned for multiple consoles. Pete Haynes, former head of global publishing at Bethesda, testified that Disney had a contract for multiple consoles and that the deal was amended to become an Xbox console exclusive after Microsoft acquired Bethesda.

Hines attributed this change to potential delays in bringing the game to multiple consoles, adding, “You're dealing with a licensor who's going to have a lot of feedback about what you're doing, adding a lot of time to your schedule.”

Indiana Jones launching on PS5 would certainly be a surprise, but we're told there's still a heated debate internally at Microsoft about which Xbox games will be brought to the competing consoles. Microsoft now seems to have settled on some Xbox titles making their way to the PS5 and Nintendo Switch, but as I said last month, the devil will be in the details.