Xbox Exec Talks Multiplatform Strategy, Team Is 'Really Pleased' With Sea Of Thieves On PS5

In a new interview with Variety, Xbox exec Matt Booty has been discussing lots of Microsoft's recent gaming business, including the team's big summer showcase earlier this month. Naturally, the conversation also moved towards Xbox's new strategy with multiplatform releases, and how that strategy shift is going so far.

As you'd probably expect, they're quite happy with how things are performing so far - especially Rare's Sea Of Thieves, which the team "have been really pleased" about. Early reviews for the PS5 version of Xbox's pirate adventure were very good, and the game has since stormed the PlayStation charts, resulting in a big player boost across all platforms.

Moving on from SoT for a minute, Booty also says that Xbox's future multiplatform business will be done "individually on a case-by-case basis", just as head of Xbox Phil Spencer said last year. Of course, we're seeing that very strategy play out now, with things like DOOM: The Dark Ages getting revealed this month as a simultaneous launch on Xbox and PlayStation.

That doesn't mean that Xbox console exclusives are going away, though. The vast majority of the team's big announcements at the Xbox Games Showcase were only announced for Xbox, PC and Game Pass, something Booty says the team is "absolutely committed to" moving forward.

What do you make of these fresh comments from Matt Booty? Tell us your thoughts on the new direction down below.

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