Sea of Thieves PS5

Microsoft is "really pleased" with the overall sales and performance of Sea of Thieves on PS5 after its recent port, with engagement across its Xbox and PC versions also increasing as a result. The comment comes from Matt Booty, game content and studios president at Microsoft Gaming, who added the success allows the series to grow overall and also justifies further investment in a Variety podcast interview.

Sea of Thieves was the closer of four former Xbox exclusives making their way to other systems in a multi-platform push from Microsoft, with the others being Pentiment, Grounded, and Hi-Fi Rush. Despite the recent success, Booty reiterates previous messaging that further ports will be handled on a "case-by-case basis".

Prior to the port's release, it was reported Sea of Thieves was being used a "key test" to determine whether more Xbox exclusives would be brought to PS5, PS4. The game then became the best-selling game on the PS Store for May 2024 across Europe and the USA, and also tracked well in weekly sales charts.

While nothing beyond the four already ported Xbox titled has been officially confirmed yet, reporting from outlets suggests a long list of exclusives may be about to jump to other platforms. It's claimed games like Senua's Saga: Hellblade II, Starfield, and a rumoured remaster of Halo: Combat Evolved are all being considered for PS5.

Elsewhere in the interview, Booty offered further comment on the decision to close Tango Gameworks following the new PS5 port of Hi-Fi Rush. "Those decisions are never made lightly, they're never made quickly, and there are a lot of people and processes and oversight to make sure we're making a good decision."

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