Sony finally unveiled the highly anticipated PlayStation 5 alongside a plethora of games that will come to the platform once it launches later this year.
With many exclusives being confirmed like Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Horizon 2: Forbidden West, or Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, several titles that were shown will also eventually make their way to Microsoft's Xbox Series X, something Aaron Greenberg cheekily acknowledged on social media.
The Microsoft GM attempted to take some of the wind out of Sony's sails. (Picture: Microsoft Studios)
The General Manager of Microsoft Studios marketing group made a playful remark on Twitter, congratulating Sony on their presentation, adding that many of the games shown will be available on Xbox's more powerful hardware.
Congrats to our friends at Sony on their show today. Xbox fans should know titles like GTA V, Resident Evil Village, Hitman 3, NBA 2K21, Pragmata, etc are going to look and play great on #XboxSeriesX the world's most powerful console. #PowerYourDreams #XGonGiveItToYa 💚🙅🏼♂️🔥— Aaron Greenberg 🙅🏼♂️❎ (@aarongreenberg) June 11, 2020
“Congrats to our friends at Sony on their show today. Xbox fans should know titles like GTA V, Resident Evil Village, Hitman 3, NBA 2K21, Pragmata, etc are going to look and play great on #XboxSeriesX the world's most powerful console.”
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Hardly a statement for fanboys to raise their pitchforks. Despite this, it comes after two presumably multiplatform games were officially announced as PS5 timed console exclusives - Ghostwire: Tokyo and Arkane Studios' Deathloop.
Ghostwire: Tokyo was one of the most exciting games on show during Sony's "The Future of Gaming" event .(Picture: Tango Gameworks)
According to a blog post following the video presentation, Sony claims both games will "launch as console exclusives." It is unclear how long will the exclusivity last, but recent precedents like Square Enix's NieR: Automata making its way to the Microsoft platform a year later after it originally launched on PS4 might indicate these titles will follow a similar timeline.
With Xbox's back against the wall, it seems Microsoft will have to bring the big guns for the Series X event scheduled to happen in July. Halo: Infinite is confirmed to being make an appearance, and fans will eagerly await for more big franchises to step into the limelight.