Xbox Suggests Black Myth: Wukong Was Delayed Due To PlayStation Exclusivity

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PlayStation May Have Secured Timed-Exclusivity Deal!

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  • Black Myth: Wukong was delayed on Xbox Series X|S due to optimization issues. 
  • Microsoft has hinted that the delay was due to a brand deal with PlayStation.
  • The studio has yet to comment on the situation or offer a release date for Xbox.

Black Myth: Wukong is one of the most anticipated upcoming games. Earlier at Summer Game Fest, developer Game Science finally allowed pre-orders, but it also revealed the title would be delayed for the Xbox Series S|X due to certain optimization issues.

Microsoft has released a statement regarding the issue, but it suggests that the delay is due to a deal with PlayStation for its exclusivity.

Why it matters: Many were quick to point fingers at the Xbox Series S after the initial announcement. However, Microsoft’s response suggests that there is more to this situation.

Black Myth: Wukong
Black Myth: Wukong Won’t Be A True Souls-Like

Following the delay, many have been curious about Game Science’s announcement. Talking to Windows Central, Microsoft said that they are working with Game Science to bring the title to Xbox Seris X|S as soon as possible.

However, what’s interesting is that Microsoft noted that it would not be able to comment on any exclusivity deals Game Science made with other platform holders, hinting at the timed exclusivity.

This statement was not made in response to Windows Central, suggesting that Microsoft is aware of the deal. Insider Jez Corden also noted that he had heard similar rumblings in the past.

We can’t comment on the deals made by our partners with other platform holders


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Black Myth: Wukong Is Shaping Up To Be A Huge Release

Black Myth: Wukong was originally announced for all platforms, and no such timed exclusivity was announced. Still, Game Science has yet to comment on this situation. For now, the team states that optimization issues are the primary reason for this disruption.

Black Myth: Wukong will arrive on PC and PS5 in August. While Xbox users may not be able to jump in anytime soon, they could still benefit from a more refined and polished version later down the line. Therefore, all hope is not lost.

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