Xbox head Phil Spencer announced that a “business update event” will take place next week to reveal the company’s “vision for the future”. Xbox fans are anxiously awaiting this event amid rumors about certain exclusives potentially coming to other consoles. Reliable sources have suggested that games like Hi-Fi Rush, Sea of Thieves, Starfield, and Indiana Jones and the Great Circle could soon be available on PlayStation systems, sparking concern among Xbox fans. Phil Spencer acknowledged this backlash, stating via his personal Twitter account that the “business update event” will outline his “vision for the future of Xbox”.
While the date of the event is yet to be announced, it indicates that at least some of the rumors may be true. Xbox has confirmed two exclusives coming in 2024, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 and Avowed, but this could change based on the announcements at the upcoming event. The industry is expected to be reshaped, especially if rumors about Xbox making its previous and upcoming titles available on other systems are true. Xbox’s focus on Game Pass as a revenue driver raises questions about the future of Xbox consoles, particularly with rumors suggesting a potential end to the sale of physical game copies.