Some Of The PS5’s Biggest Showcase Games Aren’t Actually Exclusives

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Not each crippled announced astatine yesterday’s PlayStation Showcase will beryllium disposable to play only connected PlayStation consoles, it turns out. Xbox revealed—only a small smugly—on Twitter aft nan show that 12 of nan games PlayStation publicized will besides travel to Xbox.

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The full database of Xbox-compatible games announced astatine nan Showcase is arsenic follows:

  • Alan Wake 2, releasing October, 17 2023
  • Assassin’s Creed Mirage, releasing October 12
  • Cat Quest: Pirates of nan Purribean, releasing TBA 2024
  • Dragon’s Dogma II, releasing TBA
  • Ghostrunner II, releasing TBA 2023
  • Immortals of Aveum, releasing July 20
  • Marathon, releasing TBA 2023
  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater remake, releasing TBA
  • Neva, releasing TBA 2024
  • The Plucky Squire, releasing TBA 2023
  • The Talos Principle 2, releasing TBA 2023
  • Teardown, releasing TBA 2023

That’s a batch of games! It’s astir half of what PlayStation announced, and you tin already unafraid immoderate of it—the digital-only Alan Wake 2 is available for pre-order connected nan Xbox store, arsenic is nan deluxe version of Immortals of Aveum.

While it seems for illustration Pirates of nan Purribean and its PlayStation buddies person momentarily buried nan console war hatchet, Xbox genitor institution Microsoft is still sweating successful its quest to sorb moreover much video games by acquiring Activision Blizzard. Though United Kingdom regulators blocked nan $69 cardinal deal, saying that “the merger would [...] substantially weaken title successful [an] important increasing market,” nan European Union approved nan merger on May 15.

But Microsoft is nevertheless apt to miss nan June model some it and Activision Blizzard hoped to finalize their woody in. Yesterday, May 24, Microsoft filed an appeal against nan U.K.’s blockage, and, connected nan violative team, nan U.S. Federal Trade Commission has a pending complaint against nan merger owed to it enabling Microsoft to “suppress competitors to its Xbox gaming consoles.” An evidentiary proceeding for that title is presently scheduled for August 2.

For little stakes, you tin alternatively tune into the Xbox Games Showcase connected Sunday, June 11 astatine 1 p.m. ET.

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