Starfield PS5 Was False
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The Starfield PlayStation 5 Rumor Was False

Nathan Lees
Nathan Lees

In the ever-evolving narrative of video game platform exclusivity, a recent whirlwind of rumors suggested that Bethesda's highly anticipated space RPG, Starfield, might find its way onto the PlayStation 5. This speculation was fueled by a report, which was quickly amplified by reputable insider and leaker, NateTheHate, on Twitter. Initially confirming the report's accuracy, NateTheHate's statement sent waves through the gaming community, hinting at a significant shift in the landscape of console exclusivity.

However, in a surprising turn of events, NateTheHate has retracted his earlier confirmation. Through a new tweet, he clarified, "I’ve rechecked the info mentioned below & the information suggesting Starfield was PS5-bound is false." This statement not only quashes the rumors about Starfield's PlayStation debut but also highlights the fluid nature of insider information and the gaming industry's rumor mill.


The initial excitement over Starfield's rumored cross-platform leap was part of a broader discussion about Microsoft's strategy regarding Xbox game exclusivity. With Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, hinting at a future where Xbox might share more of its exclusive titles with other platforms, the gaming community has been abuzz with speculation. Titles such as Hi-Fi Rush and Sea of Thieves have been at the center of these discussions, with rumors about their potential releases on PlayStation and Nintendo Switch.

Phil Spencer's announcement of an upcoming business update event, aimed at shedding light on Xbox's future strategy, further fuels this speculation. According to Tom Warren of The Verge, this event is expected to detail Microsoft's plans to bring previously exclusive games to consoles like the PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch.

As the gaming community eagerly awaits more information, the saga of Starfield and its platform availability serves as a reminder of the dynamic and often unpredictable nature of the video game industry. While the dream of playing Starfield on PlayStation 5 may be dashed for now, the broader conversation about cross-platform availability of exclusive titles is far from over.


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