It appears like the Xbox Series X won’t have a lot of launch titles, or at least will have fewer than the Xbox One had back in 2013. As per Xbox chief Phil Spencer, the Xbox One had allegedly way too many games on release day.
Both the PS4 and the Xbox One provided numerous games at launch but did not offer a main title up-front. On the other side, Nintendo Switch was released with only a handful of games, but one of these was The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, one of the most popular titles of all time. Therefore, less was more, and it appears that the Xbox Series X may try to imitate this, having Halo Infinite as the killer game.
“It doesn’t really help somebody to have eight games launched on one day, and I think you can pace those out,” Spencer told IGN.
Xbox Series X’s Release Date and Launch Titles
Spencer also mentioned the console’s launch series but did not detail anything else. According to him, the release day is not as important when you look at the whole console generation.
“For the momentum of the platform, it’s not about any one day, it’s about a sustained stream of great games coming from our first party and our third-party partners,” said Spencer.
Currently, it is not clear how many titles will be released with the Xbox Series X, but it is evident that Spencer believes it is wiser to offer things on the process rather than to throw it all there on the first day. Also, a new Halo title launches, it is probably a good idea to have thins long game approach.
The Xbox Series X is scheduled to launch sometime this holiday season. At the moment, there is no information on what and how many games will be released with the next-generation console.