Platinum Games are the masters of intense action games, from the critically acclaimed Bayonetta series to lesser-known titles like Vanquish. Astral Chain is the latest Platinum title, transporting players to a neon-infused cyberpunk future, where they’ll take control of a police officer. Naturally many players will be wondering, is Astral Chain coming to Xbox One? Here’s what you need to know.
What You Need to Know About Astral Chain on Xbox One
Unfortunately, the likelihood of Astral Chain coming to Xbox One, or any other console for that matter, is decidedly low. While the game is developed by Platinum it’s actually being published by Nintendo, which is the reason it’s a Nintendo Switch exclusive.
This means that it might as well be a first-party exclusive for Nintendo, which makes the chance of the game going anywhere else virtually nothing. We’ve seen this with past Platinum titles published by Nintendo as well, as Madworld, The Wonderful 101, and Bayonetta 2 have never released on anything besides Nintendo platforms.
Platinum Games also has Bayonetta 3 in development as a Switch exclusive, so it’s clear that they have a growing relationship with Nintendo. With that, if you’re looking to play Astral Chain you’re gonna need to pick up a Switch.
Still, we can help give you a few suggestions if you’re looking for something similar on Xbox One. Your best bet is to play NieR: Automata, another game developed by Platinum that takes place in a dystopic future and has you playing as a pair of combat androids named 2B and 9S.
The lead game designer of NieR: Automata is actually now the director on Astral Chain, so there are quite a few similarities between the two. If it’s the Cyberpunk aesthetic you like, on the other hand, you can’t go wrong waiting for Cyberpunk 2077, the next epic from the developers of The Witcher.
That’s everything you need to know about if Astral Chain is coming to Xbox One. For even more guides and info on Astral Chain, make sure to stick with Twinfinite.