In November, Microsoft committed to launching the next-generation Xbox Series X console. The company had previously announced a vague release date for the Xbox Series X for "holiday 2020," but at least we now know the month.
Microsoft does not have a precise date, but I have recently learned that the first week of November looks like it's shaping up to be the Xbox Series X launch period. That might, of course, fall deeper into November with the uncertainties surrounding pandemic-related manufacturing and more.
The launch date for the Xbox Series X in November is being announced today as Microsoft and 343 Industries are making the tough decision to postpone Halo Infinite to 2021. Microsoft had intended to simultaneously launch the Xbox Series X and Halo Infinite this fall.
The absence of Halo Infinity means the Xbox Series X does not have a significant launch title later this year. Microsoft opts to highlight Xbox Game Transfer and "more than 50 new titles" released this year with Xbox Series X enhancements. More than 40 existing titles will also be optimized for Xbox Series X, which can include anything from hardware-accelerated DirectX ray tracing, 120fps frame rates, quicker loading times, and Easy Resume support and top gaming headset.
Current backward-compatible games through Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox One will also be running on Xbox Series X at the November releases. We are now waiting to hear precisely when the Xbox Series X will be available, its price, and the pre-ordered next-gen console. The Xbox Series X has been granted today a slightly narrower release window, this time from a previously announced holiday 2020 to hone in on November 2020.
It was recently announced in a post on Xbox Wire, which highlighted the backward compatibility of the console for select games across four generations and optimized games for the device and its launching Game Pass library. However, the leading console exclusive title of the device, Halo Infinite, was officially postponed until 2021, leaving the Xbox Series X with no confirmed exclusives for the big launch day.
Besides, Microsoft's console pricing specifics have not yet been announced, nor have official sources confirmed a rumored Xbox Series S model. However, a leaked controller appears to prove its presence earlier this week.
The main competitor to Microsoft is Sony with PlayStation 5. As presently announced, Sony will launch the new PS5 console in the Holiday season in 2020.