Coming Physical Releases For Xbox Games Shares New Packaging Redesign

Posted on June 6, 2024 by Nick Moreno

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In recent time, the concern for physical media remains to climb – especially on the Xbox side of things. With titles including the recent Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II shipping with no physical copy, it only adds to the counter for digital overtaking tangible copies. According to one report, Windows Central tipped that the massive wave of layoffs in the winter also touched the retail department for Xbox as well.

However, not all is lost. In fact, select digital-only titles faced redemption in a recent string of collaborations. Over at Limited Run Games, the firm established three games are receiving physical releases on Xbox: Hi-Fi Rush, Pentiment, and Grounded. Of course, many are still anticipating that list could grow sometime in the future, but that has yet to be addressed.

And amid this questioning state of physical support for Xbox, it appears that Microsoft is readjusting its packaging for physical copies. According to listings over on Video Games Plus as well as Limited Run Games, there is a new design on the product images for both Kena: Bridge of Spirits & Clock Tower Rewind.

Recently, Ember Labs announced that the 2021 release Kena: Bridge of Spirits is finally launching on Xbox. The game originally shipped on PlayStation 5 with Xbox users awaiting a port for Xbox. It is prepared to launch August 15th for Xbox with both physical as well as digital versions of Kena: Bridge of Spirits costing $39.99.

This is not the first instance that Microsoft has readjust its packaging for Xbox Series X. Previously, it was discovered that the firm leading up to the launch of the new console reworked its initial packaging to abandon the ‘Optimized for Xbox Series X’ badge that was on the from cover of all games. You can read the full report by heading here.

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