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PlayStation 5 exclusive rumored coming to Xbox Series X soon

PlayStation 5 exclusive rumored coming to Xbox Series X soon. At the launch of the PS5, Sony had a variety of true and console exclusives, including Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Demon's Souls, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Bugsnax, and Godfall. And one of these is apparently coming to Xbox Series X and Xbox Series sometime between May and June.

The PS5 exclusive coming to Xbox Series S and Series X is "Godfall" an action-RPG from Counterplay Games and Gearbox.

According to the rumor, the game will hit the pair of Xbox consoles sometime in May or June, and there are also plans to bring the game to Xbox Game Pass, though it's not clear if this will be at the launch of the Xbox ports or come later. What is mentioned is that the game is also coming to Google Stadia later this year and that a new collector's edition is releasing sometime this year as well.

Keep in mind, that the rumor came from an anonymous source over on 4chan. And this is a red flag in itself. While anonymous 4chan leakers have provided genuine leaks and accurate rumors in the past -- including some very high profile ones -- a lot of garbage and misinformation comes the way of it as well. In other words, take all of this with your favourite cooking seasoning for now.

While the source in question is shoddy, the rumor has been making the rounds. Despite this, none of the implicated parties... Microsoft, Google, Gearbox, or Counterplay Games... have commented on the rumor and its claims.

Xbox Fans Are Playing PS2 Games On The Xbox Series X/S

Turns out, the Xbox Series X and S are better at running PlayStation 2 games than the PlayStation 5 - who would have thunk it? Using the Developer Mode that the Xbox Series consoles come with (it's also on Xbox One consoles, too), some clever fans have worked out how to run emulations of old PS2 games on the consoles.

As spotted by VG247, the Modern Vintage Gamer on YouTube has shown off this workaround in a handy video, so people can try it out for themselves. "Developer Mode is the ability to install development builds of software that utilise UWP or the Universal Windows Platform. This would also include emulators such as Retro Arch," says MVG as he explains how it works.

PCSX2 is the application running on Retro Arch that is making this possible; but as MVG says, it's still very much an active development project. Which is to say, it's by no means perfect right now. Apart from the bugs present in PCSX2, it's also limited to only 2GB in ROM sizes. There is a way to get around this problem, but MVG notes that it might not be legal so he leaves it at that.

MGV goes on to show the potential of the emulation, giving us solid examples of gameplay from titles like Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Jak and Daxter, Ico, and Ace Combat 2. When these games ran well, they ran incredibly well, but many of them saw texture issues. You can see in MGV's video (above) small problems with Jak's appearance, for example. But then, God of War looks fantastic.

And hey, we should definitely be keeping an eye on these development tools in the near future.