Xbox Series X launches this November, without Halo Infinite

The Xbox Sequence X is launching in November.


We lastly know after we’ll see the subsequent Xbox — Microsoft will launch the Xbox Series X this November. The tech large revealed the launch month on Tuesday and it will ship on the promised 2020 vacation season timeframe, though there’s still no word on pricing.

We can also have firmer date; the packaging on an unreleased Series X controller tells retailers to not promote or show the units till Nov. 6, in line with The Verge

The console information got here with a caveat, as one of many largest launch titles for console — Halo Infinite — shall be delayed to 2021 after initially focusing on an identical vacation 2020 launch window. It follows some followers expressing concern in regards to the sport’s visuals following a July gameplay demo.

Microsoft introduced the console’s refined launch window via a blog post on Tuesday, maybe to assist soften the blow of the Halo Infinite delay. 343 Industries, the crew behind Halo Infinite, introduced the delay on Twitter: 

Halo Infinite, which may even come out for the at the moment out there Xbox One and PC, is meant to characteristic bigger and more visually intense battles than any earlier sport within the sequence. The first Halo was launched back in 2001 for the unique Xbox. Unique developer Bungie finally left the franchise to work on Destiny, one other well-liked shooter sequence, however 343 Industries has been on the helm of Halo since 2011.

Even with the Infinite launch pushed again to 2021, Microsoft promised there shall be “hundreds of video games to play, spanning 4 generations, when Xbox Sequence X launches globally this November.” There may even be “over 100 optimized for Xbox Sequence X titles, constructed to take full benefit of our strongest console” coming this yr.

Little doubt Halo Infinite is among the large attracts for the brand new Xbox console because it prepares to compete with the upcoming PlayStation 5 from Sony — Halo is among the most well-known franchises unique to Microsoft. Its announcement highlighted the various different titles coming to the console within the meantime and promised the flexibility to play video games throughout all 4 generations of Xbox.

The PlayStation 5 can be anticipated this vacation season, together with a Miles Morales Spider-Man game. Sony hasn’t narrowed down its launch date and, like Microsoft, has but to announce pricing for the console.

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Andrew Gebhart