Starfield and Indiana Jones and the Great Circle are not coming to PS5... yet

Starfield screenshot. Image courtesy of Xbox.
Starfield screenshot. Image courtesy of Xbox. /

After much speculation, Microsoft has finally confirmed its plans to release some of its exclusive games on other consoles. Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer confirmed the shift in strategy on the official Xbox podcast earlier this week.

"We've made the decision that we're going ot take four games to the other consoles," Spencer announced. Although he did not reveal the four games, it's reported that the first two titles will be Hi-Fi Rush and Pentiment, followed by Sea of Theives and Grounded.

Are Starfield and/or Indiana Jones and the Great Circle coming to PS5?

With Microsoft now officially planning to release its game on other platforms, many have wondered if some of Xbox's biggest titles will make the jump as well. More specifically, many are wondering if either Starfield or the upcoming Indiana Jones game will be released on PlayStation 5.

While it was reported that Microsoft has been considering launching Indiana Jones and the Great Circle on PS5 a couple of months after its Xbox release, Microsoft hasn't confirmed it yet. But that doesn't mean it won't happen.

Spencer left open the possibility for these games, and potentially future blockbuster Xbox titles, to eventually come to PS5.

“I don’t think we should as an industry ever rule out a game going to any other platform,” Spencer told The Verge. "We’re focused on these four games and learning from the experience. We don’t have work going on, on other franchises."

Microsoft's shift in release strategy comes on the heels of the company acquiring some of the industry's biggest companies, including Bethesda and, most recently, Activision Blizzard. The company faced major regulatory scrutiny over fears that some of gaming's biggest franchises, especially Call of Duty, could become Xbox exclusives.

That no longer appears to be the case, however, as Microsoft seems more keen on getting its first-party games in front of as many people as possible, instead of gate-keeping them on Xbox. While playing these titles on Xbox may have certain perks — maybe timed or exclusive content — it's still a major win for gamers to be able to play their favorite games on their console of choice.