Gamers who have chosen Microsoft’s consoles have the benefit of certain features like Xbox Game Pass, but they may miss out on some of the exclusive games that the PlayStation keeps all to itself. It seems like Stray is going to be one of those games, and those looking to play it on Xbox Series X|S may be out of luck – at least for a while.
Stray is a timed PlayStation console exclusive. The first reveal trailer calls it a “console exclusive for a limited time. Also available on PC”. You’ll be forgiven if you miss this, though: the message is written in tiny, tiny type across the bottom of one of the slides at the end of the trailer, making it easy for fans to miss. This means that Annapurna Interactive has likely struck a deal with PlayStation so Stray will only be available on PC, PS4 and PS5 for a limited time. It’s unclear how long PlayStation’s exclusivity window will last, but it’s entirely possible that Stray will be available for Xbox Series X|S shortly after those rights expire. Still, Xbox fans shouldn’t count on the game coming to their consoles anytime soon.