Xbox Series X launching in November 2020, Halo Infinite delayed to 2021

Xbox Series X launching in November 2020, Halo Infinite delayed to 2021

Microsoft has confirmed that the Xbox Series X will launch in November. The company has also announced that Halo Infinite is delayed to 2021. There is still no information on the pricing of the upcoming console.

Sameer Mitha  | Published 12 Aug 2020 11:26 IST

Xbox fans, there is some good news and some bad news for you guys. The good news is that Microsoft has confirmed that their upcoming console, the Xbox Series X will launch in November 2020. There is no exact launch date for the console. We also don't know the price of the Series X, and we think that Microsoft will announce the launch date and price of the console together. 

Microsoft has also confirmed that Halo Infinite, which was launching alongside the console, has been delayed to 2021. On its official blog, Microsoft says, “Our vision at Xbox and 343 Industries has always been to deliver the most ambitious Halo game ever for our fans, while also balancing the team’s well-being.  To do that, we will need some more time to finish the critical work necessary to launch Halo Infinite, which will come in 2021”. So it looks like the ongoing pandemic has affected the timeline of the launch of the game. It does, however, look like the hardware will release as scheduled. 

On its blog, Microsoft goes on to say, “We have plenty to keep you busy until Chief arrives: 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”.

With the “launch globally” from the above statement, one wonders whether Microsoft will launch the Series X in India in tandem with its global launch. There is no word on an India launch or tentative pricing for the console. Sony, on the other hand, has a PS5 page live on e-retail websites and you can read more about it here. 

If you are wondering what you will play on your new shiny Xbox Series X then know that there are a bunch of games in development for the console including exclusives like The Medium, Scorn, Tetris Effect: Connected, and more. If you have a Game Pass subscription, then these games will be available on launch day as a part of your subscription. 

In other Microsoft news, a white next-gen Xbox controller has appeared online confirming the existence of the lower-powered Xbox Series S. Microsoft is yet to unveil the Series S console. You can read more about Series S here.

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