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Microsoft Has Announced Launch Window For Xbox Series X

​Microsoft has revealed a more specific release window for its next-generation console, the Xbox Series X. As per the tech giant, the device’s launch date is set for November of this year.

That matches with the release date info Microsoft previously announced – Holiday 2020 – and could line up with the U.S. Thanksgiving and Black Friday, both of which have already been suggested as potential release dates by leakers.

November 6th – Possible Launch Date

The November launch timeframe news came in a post on the , Microsoft’s official news channel, and highlights the console’s cross-compatibility with four generations of Xbox titles dating back to the first-ever Xbox device.

The post also mentions a few of the more than 50 games that will launch alongside the Xbox Series X, including Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Dirt 5, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, and Watch Dogs: Legion… but Halo: Infinite was missing.

An anonymous tipster, who not long ago bought an unreleased Xbox Series X controller, made known an image of what is said to be the box these controllers are shipped into the stores. The box particularly tells retail stores not to sell or display the controllers until November 6th. Microsoft has previously used similar stickers on packages at its retail stores.

It is not clear yet how these controllers ended up for sale across Chicago during the weekend, as the people selling the devices did not respond to comment requests.

Halo: Infinite Delayed Until 2021

In the meantime, 343 Industries Chief Chris Lee stated in a tweet that the developer has decided to postpone the launch of Halo: Infinite until 2021.

As per Lee, the studio has encountered numerous challenges over the last year, all of which have been aggravated by the pandemic. The Chief said that fans will probably be disappointed with the decision, but ‘it is not sustainable for the well-being of our team or the overall success of the game to ship this holiday.’


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