Microsoft is reportedly planning to bring one of its “more acclaimed” first-party games to competing platforms this year according to a report at Nate the Hate podcast.

The title of the game was not announced, but the show noted that the title was met “with high critical acclaim” in the “game of the year conversation” in the year that it was released.

The scooper says: “I think this is a smart move for Microsoft… from a business perspective, if you’re bringing select games to multiplatform, to Switch and PlayStation, you’re doing so because you see the quality of the IP and the franchise and you want to expand its reach beyond just the Xbox.”

Speculation is already rife as to what it might be with the most likely suspect being Tango Gameworks‘ “Hi-Fi Rush” released early last year that proved a surprise hit for the platform – shoring up an otherwise lean pre-“Starfield” line-up for Xbox after “Redfall” crashed and burned. Another potential candidate is card game “Pentiment”.

Microsoft has previously dabbled in multiplatform releases, such as bringing the “Ori” games to the Switch, and supporting “Minecraft” on many platforms.

More recently Xbox CFO Tim Stuart teased at a Wells Fargo Summit back in November (via Game Spot) the plan is to make Game Pass available on “every screen that can play games,” adding that “means smart TVs, that means mobile devices, that means what we would have thought of as competitors in the past like PlayStation and Nintendo.”

Source: VGC

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