16 September 2020
Microsoft has officially announced that Xbox Series X will launch in November 2020. The specific launch date is still missing but it has narrowed down the launch timeline from the holiday season to a particular month. It will be a global launch for the console but an exact date is likely to vary from region to region.
The Xbox Series X is touted to arrive with support for thousands of games spread across four generations. There will be over 100 titles that have specifically been optimized for the next-gen console. These optimizations will help these titles make most of the power that the new console has to offer. However, the much-awaited Halo Infinite launch has been pushed back to 2021.
In an official blog post, the Xbox team has mentioned that their goal has always been to deliver "the most ambitious Halo game ever for our fans, while also balancing the team’s well-being". This reason along with other COVID-19 related impacts have resulted in a delay to ensure that the team has sufficient time to deliver the game as it was envisioned.
Halo Infinite Development Update pic.twitter.com/TFZvXhRN9f— Halo (@Halo) August 11, 2020
While Xbox fans wait for Halo Infinite, they will have a number of titles to look forward to at the time of the Xbox Series X launch. Some of the new arrivals include Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Dirt 5, Gears Tactics, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, and Watch Dogs: Legion. The team has further enhanced over 40 legacy titles like Destiny 2, Forza Horizon 4, Gears 5, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, and Madden NFL 21.
As usual, gamers can choose to be an Xbox Game Pass subscriber that will grant them access to a number of games for a nominal fixed monthly fee. Starting September 15th, these subscribers will also get access to Microsoft xCloud service where Xbox games can be streamed directly on one's smartphone and tablet.