Xbox Series X Launches In November

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Image: Microsoft
Image: Microsoft

Until today, we only knew that the next Xbox, the Xbox Series X, was coming out sometime later this year. Now we’ve got a firmer date: November.

Microsoft made the announcement as part of a post also acknowledging Halo Infinite’s delay to 2021.

“We have plenty to keep you busy until Chief arrives: There will be thousands of games to play, spanning four generations, when Xbox Series X launches globally this November and over 100 optimised for Xbox Series X titles, built to take full advantage of our most powerful console, are planned for this year,” the company wrote.

More than 50 new games are planned to launch this year “across generations” but they’ll be “optimised for Xbox Series X,” according to Microsoft. Another 40 previously released games will also be optimised for the new platform. While many of these games will be available on non-Microsoft platforms as well, the company made sure to tout (largely timed) exclusives like The Medium, Scorn, and Tetris Effect: Connected — all of which are planned for the Series X’s launch window — as well as their inclusion in the Xbox Game Pass.

Still, none of those are Halo. Microsoft might be moving full-steam ahead with the Xbox Series X’s launch, but it’s now going to have to push much harder than before to stand a chance of coming out on top.

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Comments

  • Obviously they need more time updating graphics… Even though they came out and said it was from a build a few months old when they showed it off, me thinks they might be going back and giving more details to some assets….

  • They can give it as much positive spin as they like but this is a massive fail. What exactly is their big launch title now? Minecraft with ray tracing?

  • Disappointing news to be sure, but not entirely unexpected given current work conditions. Whenever a massive title like this or Cyberpunk gets pushed back I cheer inside a little bit for the developers because getting release dates changed can be a really big deal. They only ask for it because they need the time, and we can only benefit from having the extra work done on a title. No-one wants a buggy mess like when Assassin’s Creed: Unity launched.
    Whilst I’m sure it will impact sales figures for the new consoles, that hardly matters now MS is pushing Xbox as a platform rather than hardware. I expect PS5 will once again outsell Xbox for this coming gen, but hardware sales figures as a metric for market success are becoming narrower and less important.

  • seems most are forgetting the fact microsoft doesnt rely on console sales. the majority of the games being released will be playable on the xbox one. microsoft wins from that. theyre also available on pc. microsoft wins from that too. probably the less consoles sell the better cause itll give them more time to make a cheaper version they can actually sell for a profit instead of a loss.

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