Hi-Fi Rush, Sea of Thieves, Grounded & Pentiment get release dates on PS5

Pentiment will hit PS5 this February, Hi-Fi Rush will arrive in March, and Grounded and Sea of Thieves will both come to the platform in April.


After plenty of teasing over the last week from Xbox, we finally know more about the games coming to other platforms. Specifically, this time we learned Hi-Fi Rush from Tango Gameworks, Sea of Thieves from Rare, and Grounded and Pentiment from Obsidian Entertainment are officially coming to the PlayStation 5. We even got release dates for all four games, spread out across this Spring 2024.

Xbox announced these games for PlayStation 5 alongside their release dates in an Xbox Wire post this week. This follows a “business update” last week in which Phil Spencer teased exactly “four games” in the Xbox Game Studios catalogue that were coming to other platforms in the near future, but he wouldn’t say what they were at the time. Now we know Pentiment will launch on PS5 on February 22, Hi-Fi Rush will launch on March 19, Grounded will be coming on April 16, and Sea of Thieves will launch on the platform on April 30.

Hi-Fi Rush main characters Chai (the boy with the robot arm) and 808 (the robotic cat)
Hi-Fi Rush was a surprise hit in the Xbox catalogue in 2023. Now it's coming to PS5.
Source: Xbox

With these games now revealed, we know exactly what Phil Spencer was talking about at the Xbox business update last week. It’s kind of odd that the business update launched so impromptu to explain the situation on Xbox games coming to other platforms, but at least fans will be able to play these quality titles in more places. We also learned today that Grounded and Pentiment are coming to Nintendo Switch on the same days they hit PS5. It’s not part of the four games, but Rare and Nintendo also announced a nice collection of classic Rare titles coming to the Nintendo Switch Online gaming libraries.

With PS5 release dates set on each of these Xbox games, we’ll look forward to seeing updates on them leading up to their launches. Stay tuned for more details here at Shacknews.

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    February 21, 2024 10:40 AM

    TJ Denzer posted a new article, Hi-Fi Rush, Sea of Thieves, Grounded & Pentiment get release dates on PS5

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      February 21, 2024 10:52 AM

      Whoa, when did all this happen?

      It's great that more people will get to play Hi-Fi Rush

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      February 21, 2024 2:01 PM

      What is Hi-Fi Rush? Looks kinda like Jet Set Radio

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        February 21, 2024 2:38 PM

        It's a really fun character action throwback game where you time attacks/combos/parries/dodges to the beat of the music.

        Like a DMC or Bayonetta mixed with a rhythm game.

        Plenty of games like that already have QTEs which have to be timed to succeed, but this contextualizes those sort of hooks and mechanics and makes it a lot more natural, as long as you properly set up your video / audio / input delay and sync.

        And it's not super punishing, attacks will still come out and in time with the best even when your timing is off, but your damage and score and rank may suffer.

        Came out of nowhere when it launched, a bit of a surprise release on Xbox and PC early last year. I had a blast with it. It takes some getting used to, but when it clicks it's pretty amazing.

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          February 21, 2024 5:08 PM

          Also beating up robots to "Invaders Must Die" is AWESOME

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      February 21, 2024 2:24 PM

      WTAF? Phil said he wanted the developers to be able to announce on their own terms and in their own time - which is totally cool.

      An Xbox News Wire post is surely not that?! He could've just as easily announced this in the podcast if that's the route they were going to take.

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        February 21, 2024 3:32 PM

        He might have been talking about today's Nintendo Direct where Rare had some other games announced alongside Pentiment and Grounded.

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        February 21, 2024 3:47 PM

        Sea of Thieves announced it yesterday. Grounded today, though I don’t know what time their post went live. I’d imagine the same holds true for all the other devs too. Announced yesterday or today that is.

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          February 21, 2024 5:09 PM

          Grounded was the first announcement on the Nintendo Direct. Pentiment was buried within that.

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      February 21, 2024 3:36 PM

      Excited to play Pentiment

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