A new report has popped up which states that Microsoft was once looking to bring Halo: The Master Chief Collection to PS4, and it could still be.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection Could Be Coming To PS4
The report comes from former IGN PlayStation journalists Colin Moriarty. During a recent episode of Sacred Symbols: A PlayStation Podcast, Moriarty said that Microsoft was once looking into bringing the collection of Master Chief games to PS4 a few years ago. Whether Microsoft is still interested in this is unclear but you’d assume they’d still be willing to play ball.
Moriarty, while talking to co-host Chris Ray Gunn said that:
“I have it on good authority that Master Chief Collection was being talked about on PS4 years ago. Like, I have that on great authority,”
Xbox Games Could Be Coming To PS5
Moriarty also notes that he wouldn’t be surprised if he saw Xbox games coming to PS5 in the next few years. He pointed out that he doesn’t think the Xbox brand is going anywhere, but he thinks that it will eventually bring its games everywhere. A few years ago, this would have been a wild suggestion, but now, seeing the moves Microsoft is making with Xbox, it’s completely on the table. It’s obvious Microsoft believes the future of gaming is software/services and not hardware. Of course, this would undermine any reason to own an Xbox over a PlayStation console, but the money lost in hardware sales could be easily made up in software sales.
But it should be mentioned that you should take this report with a grain of salt since this is an unofficial report. But, what you should also know is that Moriarty has proved to be a reliable source in the past, especially when it comes to scoops, involving PlayStation, which he religiously covered at IGN for many years.
As mentioned above, Moriarty doesn’t note whether or not Microsoft is still interested in bringing the collection of games to PlayStation consoles, but at the very least it sounds like those discussions were had between Xbox and Playstation and they don’t seem to be at their end.