The End of Console Wars? Microsoft's Latitude Initiative Brings Xbox Games to PS5

Microsoft will bring even more Xbox games to Playstation consoles, and of course we would all like to see some of the biggest titles like Halo and Forza

by Sededin Dedovic
The End of Console Wars? Microsoft's Latitude Initiative Brings Xbox Games to PS5
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For as long as the hardware industry has existed, gaming consoles have been defined by exclusive titles. Buying an Xbox meant you'd get access to games like Halo and Gears of War, but you'd miss out on Horizon and God of War.

That strategy gave each system a unique selling point that no other system could claim and encouraged first-party studios to create high-quality games that would sell hardware. Earlier this year, Microsoft announced plans to bring four previously exclusive games to competing consoles for the first time.

So far this has resulted in Hi-Fi Rush, Sea of Thieves, Pentiment and Grounded being released on PlayStation or Switch (or, in some cases, both). Now it seems that Microsoft is planning another wave of games for the PlayStation.

According to Windows Central's Jez Corden, the Xbox team has a new initiative underway, codenamed "Latitude," which is being used to develop several more Xbox titles for the PS5. Nintendo isn't mentioned here, so it's possible that Microsoft is waiting to see what Nintendo's next generation hardware brings in 2025 before investing more in bringing games to their platform.

Corden unfortunately doesn't mention any specific games that have made the jump, but claims that they are "potentially obvious games that you would most likely expect." Given that the first wave of titles released focused on smaller games, it's uncertain whether we should expect games like Halo or Forza to make the leap yet.

Additionally, the report also states that Microsoft's CEO and CFO have mandated a "no red line" approach as part of the company's efforts to increase profit margins across all business units, including Xbox. This could mean that big exclusives like Halo titles are now really being considered.

However, all this is still unofficial, which causes even more confusion among players, so many titles are mentioned as possible on Playstation 5. Most gamers would probably like to see Starfield on the PS5, as the game didn't get the proper treatment at launch.

Perhaps a wider user base will lead to more fans discovering the game. The same can be said for Halo Infinite. Many hardcore Halo fans didn't like the campaign, but the developers wanted to bring some novelty to the game.

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