PS5 shooter with temporary challenges, Deathloop, appears to be coming to Xbox consoles soon, marking the end of PlayStation console exclusivity.
A year after Deathloop was released as a PS5 exclusive, an ad for the game appeared on the Xbox Series X|S home screen. In the ‘Shop’ section of the dashboard, a tile shows a promotional image of the game, overlaid with the text “order now”.
The ad is currently not working. The Microsoft Store app appeared briefly when I clicked on it, just hanging on a buffer screen. The announcement was likely released too soon, but it does suggest that Deathloop will be coming to Xbox in the near future.
at the ideal time
Deathloop was expected to jump to Xbox consoles by the end of the year. ONE gameplay trailer (opens in new tab) released before its release suggested the game wouldn’t be available on other consoles until at least a year after its release – making September 2022 the most likely time frame for an Xbox port to appear.
Your move to Xbox Series X | S is also an inevitability. Although Deathloop was released as a PS5 exclusive, it was published by Bethesda and developed by Arkane – two studios owned by Microsoft. Sony arranged the PS5 game exclusivity before Microsoft completed the purchase of Bethesda, leaving the Xbox owner to publish a game on its biggest rival’s console.
Deathloop will likely also release on Xbox Game Pass. Microsoft is interested in putting its own titles and games published by Bethesda on the subscription service to bolster its value. With Dishonored 2 and Doom Eternal already on the platform – and Starfield on the way – we suspect Deathloop will soon be joining them.
The game won’t leave the PS5 behind, though, with Sony only recently adding it to the PS Plus Extra and Premium tiers.