Potentially, Sea of Thieves may pave the way for future Xbox exclusives to expand onto other platforms

Microsoft is currently in the process of bringing select Xbox exclusives to the Switch and PlayStation 5. It seems that the fate of future game releases on these platforms hinges on one particular upcoming title.

The Verge’s senior editor, Tom Warren, suggests that the upcoming release of Sea of Thieves on the PlayStation 5 on April 30th, 2024, will serve as a significant indicator of the potential for other games to be ported to the PS5 or Nintendo Switch. Sea of Thieves is scheduled to launch after Grounded on the PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch on April 16, 2024.

“I understand¬†Sea of Thieves¬†will be a key test for whether other games might make their way to PS5 or Nintendo Switch.”

Initial indications indicate that Xbox has achieved a certain level of success in bringing certain “Xbox exclusive” games to the PlayStation platform. Tango Gameworks’ Hi-Fi Rush has quickly gained recognition as one of the top games on PS5 this year, while Sea of Thieves has achieved remarkable success as the most popular pre-order on PS5 last month. It’s worth noting that Xbox has already made a commitment to bringing certain other series, like Call of Duty, to Nintendo’s platforms.