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Hi-Fi Rush becomes second big Xbox exclusive to hit PS5 today

You can dive into Hi-Fi Rush on PS5 right now as Microsoft's mission to ship some of its Xbox exclusives to other platforms continues.

Hi Fi Rush PS5: A split image showing Hi Fi Rush main character Chai looks with a determined stare and a white PlayStation logo on a blue background

We’ve already seen Pentiment make its way over to PlayStation, but today, March 19, sees a second brilliant Xbox exclusive follow in its path: Hi-Fi Rush. You can now play the long-awaited Hi-Fi Rush PS5 port for a dose of rhythm game excellence.

When rumors began to emerge claiming that Xbox exclusives would be steadily making their way to other platforms, Hi-Fi Rush was one of the earliest games being mentioned. Tango Gameworks’ sensational rhythm action game quickly became one of the best Xbox games of recent years when it shadow dropped in early 2023, and now, almost 14 months later, it can consider itself one of the best PS5 games too.

We played the game on Xbox Series X when it launched last year, and we absolutely loved it. We slapped a very healthy 9/10 score on our Hi-Fi Rush review, in which we heaped praise on its rhythm-based combat, stunning visuals, and lovable characters. If we’re honest, the Hi-Fi Rush soundtrack is reason enough to pick this game up – it slaps. Recent re-reviews of the PS5 version of the game have been equally glowing – the PlayStation port currently sits at 91 on review aggregator Metacritic.

If you head to the PlayStation Store now, you’ll be able to pick up either the Standard Edition ($29.99/ £28) or the Deluxe Edition ($39.99/ £37.99). It’s a great game at a great price point too.

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As you’re likely well aware of by now, Hi-Fi Rush hitting PS5 is part of Microsoft’s recent push to drive extra revenue from its first-party games once they’ve run their course on the Xbox platform. It’s the second of the four big Xbox-exclusive games that are officially confirmed to be flying the nest. Last month, Pentiment arrived on PS5 and Nintendo Switch to kick off this quartet. The remaining two games after Hi-Fi Rush are Grounded – one of the most interesting co-op games out there, which is hitting PS5 and Switch on April 16 – and swashbuckling live service game Sea of Thieves, which arrives on PS5 on April 30. As you can see, Xbox isn’t hanging around to push these games to other console platforms.

While there was rampant speculation that a Starfield PS5 port would also arrive in the near future (or that it would at least be confirmed that work was being made to bring it to PlayStation), that hasn’t materialized yet and those rumors have been largely put to bed.

While it’s not made by a first-party Microsoft developer, survival game sensation Palworld has said it’s now looking to expand onto other platforms, which will almost certainly see a Palworld PS5 version emerge.

So, PS5 players can now shred to their hearts’ content in Hi-Fi Rush, but what else is happening in PlayStation land? Well, PS5 exclusive Helldivers 2 looks set to introduce a massive new enemy that any Star Wars fan will instantly recognize, and Sony has pressed pause on PSVR2 production as stock of the headsets keeps piling up.