It was time. The leaks were coming hard and fast, and there was some bad news to go with it. Perfect time to take the stage and announce the Xbox Series X launch timeframe.
And Microsoft has done just that.
Following the controller leak earlier this week that hinted at a November 6 date, and the distressing development that Halo Infinite will not make it this year, the software titan has stepped up to calm things down a little.
In an announcement meant to assure fans, Redmond has confirmed that Xbox Series X will indeed launch this November. An exact release date has not been revealed though, but there is high chance that the console will arrive at the start of the month as previous reports claimed.
On top of that more than 100 will be optimized for the new console, and throw in backward compatibility and you have thousands of titles:
“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.”
Plenty to play.
Of course, there are still many variables surrounding the Xbox Series X that we have no idea of, like how much will it cost and which regions the console will be available at. Then there is also the small matter of the budget Xbox Series S unit.
But things are slowly coming together here.
It was seven year ago that Microsoft launched its Xbox One console, on November 22, 2013. And though there have been a hiccup or two along the way, we approach that time again.