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Rumor: Xbox Secures Exclusivity on 'Big' Third-Party Title

Rumor: Xbox Secures Exclusivity on 'Big' Third-Party Title - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 November 2021 / 2,977 Views

Video game insider Millie A on Twitter has heard from a few people Xbox has secured a "big" third-party title as an exclusive. The game is said to not just launch on Xbox Game Pass, which likely means some sort of Xbox console exclusive at launch.

The insider mentions the words "delighted" and "ecstatic" when it comes describing the parties involved. 

"A few people have mentioned to me that Xbox have secured some sort of exclusivity on a BIG third party title," said Millie. "Not just to launch on Game Pass. The terms ‘delighted’ and ‘ecstatic’ are being used when describing all parties involved."

Windows Central's Jez Corden and VenturBeat's Jeff Grubb in follow up tweets said they haven't heard anything about this. 

As always this should be treated as a rumor until an official announcement is made.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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43 Comments
DonFerrari (on 25 October 2021)

As generic as possible rumour and without sources so 0 trust.

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TheWalrusCaesar DonFerrari (on 25 October 2021)

Not too sure why this is downvoted as most of the big xbox insiders have said they’ve heard nothing of this. Im interested but I seriously doubt this means anything

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DonFerrari TheWalrusCaesar (on 25 October 2021)

Yep, not even complaining of what can be or cannot be the title (and sure MS can secure big 3rd party exclusives), my point is just that such open and generic rumor doesn`t mean anything, just that.

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axumblade (on 25 October 2021)

Can we all just hope it's not Tomb Raider?

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rapsuperstar31 (on 25 October 2021)

If it's Chrono Trigger I'll buy a Series X.

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victor83fernandes rapsuperstar31 (on 26 October 2021)

It is not. I’m 100% sure. Source, my common sense.

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rapsuperstar31 victor83fernandes (on 26 October 2021)

haha darn

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TheWalrusCaesar (on 25 October 2021)

If true, very interested to see what this is

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Kristof81 (on 26 October 2021)

GTA VI ... and youtubers in 2023: "The raise and death of the PS5. Full story"

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Dulfite Kristof81 (on 26 October 2021)

That would be insane lol.

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V-r0cK (on 25 October 2021)

Question is, is it a Japanese game or Western game because I honestly don't think it'll be that 'big' of a deal if it was a western.

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JackHandy V-r0cK (on 25 October 2021)

I don't know. COD, GTA... there are a few western games which would fall into the megaton category.

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victor83fernandes JackHandy (on 26 October 2021)

Are you serious or just lacking common sense? Not even Microsoft would spend let’s say 3 billion dollars for those. Even thought i think those series are work way more than 3 billion each.

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JackHandy victor83fernandes (on 26 October 2021)

I never said it would happen. I just said it would megaton if it did.

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victor83fernandes V-r0cK (on 26 October 2021)

It’s definitely not happened. 100% sure. Xbox is not popular in there, no point in investing just to lose money.

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loy310 (on 26 October 2021)

Clout

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Ashadelo (on 26 October 2021)

Come on Super Mario

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coolbeans (on 25 October 2021)

I think going down this rumor trend can be damaging to the site long term. It's hard to keep a count of who's trustworthy & who's not after MS' 2021 E3 event. And giving such vague promises for speculation doesn't do much for most viewers here. Anyways, that's my take.

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shikamaru317 (on 25 October 2021)

I can think of 4 possibilities:

-Ninja Gaiden reboot
-Splinter Cell reboot
-Bioshock 4
-Mass Effect 4

All 4 series have had at least one game that was timed exclusive to Xbox in the past, and would therefore make logical targets for Xbox. However, it's worth noting that there are already rumors that Sony managed to lock in a timed exclusivity deal on Bioshock 4.

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Dulfite shikamaru317 (on 25 October 2021)

Ninja Gaiden isn't as popular or hyped, and Splinter Cell isn't in the same league either, in my opinion. Bioshock 4 would be big. Mass Effect 4 would be megaton. Mario Kart 9 would make minds explode.

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gtotheunit91 Dulfite (on 25 October 2021)

Half-Life 3 would bend time and space

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2zosteven gtotheunit91 (on 25 October 2021)

would really change the game

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SuperRetroTurbo Dulfite (on 25 October 2021)

Gaiden is a game changer for me.

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victor83fernandes Dulfite (on 26 October 2021)

You’re wrong. Ninja gaiden and splinter cell are both considered big third party titles. No one is expecting games on the level of fifa or gta.

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SuperRetroTurbo victor83fernandes (on 02 November 2021)

Gaiden is a game changer......for.....me.

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gtotheunit91 shikamaru317 (on 25 October 2021)

I'm figuring on it being Mass Effect 4. Xbox is leaning hard on RPG's these days and BioWare has a history of making exclusive or timed exclusive games on Xbox like KOTOR, Jade Empire, and Mass Effect being full console exclusives then Mass Effect 2 being timed. So Mass Effect in particular has that track record and what I would be leaning towards if these rumors are true

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Bristow9091 gtotheunit91 (on 25 October 2021)

Tell that to the PS3 copy of Mass Effect on my shelf :o

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gtotheunit91 Bristow9091 (on 25 October 2021)

I know. Which is why I didn't mention that title lol

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Bristow9091 gtotheunit91 (on 25 October 2021)

"Mass Effect being full console exclusive" ...but you did? o.O

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gtotheunit91 Bristow9091 (on 25 October 2021)

Ooooooooh, i didn't know the game came to PS3 5 years later lol muh bad!

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Bristow9091 gtotheunit91 (on 25 October 2021)

Ayyy there you go lol :P

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victor83fernandes Bristow9091 (on 26 October 2021)

Mass effect was exclusive for the 360 for over a year.

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Bristow9091 victor83fernandes (on 26 October 2021)

Either you didn't read our following comments, or didn't understand the comment you replied to. The thing I replied to was him saying that the first Mass Effect game was a full exclusive, when it actually released on PS3 five years later. Nothing about Mass Effect 2, the game that was timed exclusive for a year, was mentioned as everybody knows about that.

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SKMBlake (on 25 October 2021)

A small bet on the sequel to The Medium or Outriders

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gtotheunit91 SKMBlake (on 25 October 2021)

Idk if those titles are big enough to have the guy tweeting about it describe it as big in all caps lol. I'm wondering if it's a Japanese title since Xbox is trying so hard to get into that market or even Mass Effect 4 since there's history of exclusivity on Xbox for that franchise.

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Doctor_MG SKMBlake (on 25 October 2021)

I wouldn't consider either one of those big, so I think this is doubtful.

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SKMBlake Doctor_MG (on 26 October 2021)

Remember how Outriders went from a "meh" game to "a big AAA title" when it was announced day one on GP

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Doctor_MG SKMBlake (on 26 October 2021)

No, I don't.

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SKMBlake Doctor_MG (on 26 October 2021)

https://screenrant.com/outriders-xbox-game-pass-bigger-audience-more-players/

"A huge AAA game like Outriders doesn't launch onto Game Pass every day, but the shocking move really makes sense for all involved."

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Doctor_MG SKMBlake (on 26 October 2021)

I don't think the opinion of one person from a site that I've honestly never heard of can be generalized to the public at large.

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SKMBlake Doctor_MG (on 26 October 2021)

First google link, I've read this a huge amount of time, even here (in discussuons about the value of GP)

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