Xbox Series X launch date confirmed for November

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Xbox Series X release date confirmed for November

The Xbox Series X is formally scheduled to launch in November 2020, Microsoft confirmed Tuesday.

The information got here alongside the announcement that the console’s marquee launch title — 343 Industries’ Halo Infinite — has been delayed and can now debut someday in 2021.

Since Microsoft unveiled the Xbox Series X in December 2019, the corporate has been saying that it deliberate to launch its next-generation console in “holiday 2020.” Now we now have a bit extra readability on the discharge window, though the sensible cash was all the time on a November debut, as firms wish to have new {hardware} on retailer cabinets previous to the kickoff of the vacation purchasing season in the course of the Thanksgiving weekend. Microsoft has but to announce the price of the Xbox Series X.

“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 optimized for Xbox Series X titles, built to take full advantage of our most powerful console, are planned for this year,” stated Microsoft in an Xbox Wire article. The firm has lengthy been promising “four generations” of video games, constructing on its yearslong effort to ship backward compatibility going all the way in which again to the unique Xbox. Older video games will run with a wide range of enhancements on the Xbox Series X, in response to Microsoft, akin to HDR shade and elevated body charges.

Microsoft has but to formally announce the extensively rumored sibling console to the Xbox Series X, which is called the Xbox Series S, in response to leaked Microsoft supplies. The firm will reportedly unveil the Xbox Series S — a lower-powered model of the next-gen platform that’s stated to be designed for gaming at 1080p relatively than 4K — this month.

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