Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is easily one of the best games to have been released by anyone on any platform in recent years, and it has enjoyed the sort of critical and commercial success that a game as good as this should. Given that, chances are you’ve already played the game- if you haven’t, though, and were planning on buying it soon, you might want to hold off on that.
Industry insider, Xbox Era’s Shpeshal Ed, recently suggested on Twitter that Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice might be headed either to Xbox Game Pass or be given away as a free PlayStation Plus game in the near future. He did not go into too many details (such as which of those two he was hinting at), but did say that you might want to hold off on buying Sekiro in case you were planning on doing that “in the next couple of months or so.” Shpeshal Ed recently correctly leaked that Final Fantasy 7 Remake would be one of the free games given away to PlayStation Plus subscribers in March, so he does have a good recent track record.
Both Microsoft and Sony have been pushing their respective subscription services pretty aggressively of late. Xbox Game Pass is, of course, central to Microsoft’s strategy now. In addition to a bunch of Bethesda games recently being added to the service, Microsoft has also said it’ll keep many of the company’s games exclusive to Game Pass in the future. Meanwhile, in the short term, they also seem to be hinting at something that may or may not be a day and date Game Pass launch for Outriders.
Meanwhile, Sony, too, have been focusing on PlayStation Plus quite a bit of late. Final Fantasy 7 Remake and Destruction AllStars have all been notable PS Plus games over the past couple of months. Oddworld: Soulstorm will be available with the subscription for free for a month at launch, and Sony has said that it plans to give away from games with PS Plus right at launch in the future.
Of course, we should find out one way or another whether Sekiro is going to be added to any of these, so stay tuned to GamingBolt for more updates.
If you’re thinking of buying Sekiro in the next couple of months or so….maybe hold off. Just in case
— Shpeshal Ed (@Shpeshal_Ed) March 13, 2021