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Xbox Series X finally gets a November launch date

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It’s official: The Xbox Series X will launch in November. Which leaves you roughly two and a half months to realise that you probably won’t have enough cash in your piggy bank to afford a day one next-gen console. It’s bittersweet news however, as while the Xbox Series X is still on track to launch in a month that includes heavyweight games, it’s biggest gun Halo Infinite won’t be around to kickstart the next generation of Microsoft-branded gaming.

“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,” Xbox Wire’s editor in chief Will Tuttle wrote.

To do that, we will need some more time to finish the critical work necessary to launch Halo Infinite, which will come in 2021. 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.

Anyone hopping into the Xbox Series X ecosystem will have new games to try out on the beefy hardware, such as The Medium, Scorn, Tetris Effect: Connected and a few other exclusives that were recently revealed. In addition to that, Microsoft says that games such as Destiny 2 and Gears 5 will be part of a library of “around 40” other established games available from launch day. New hardware! Old software! But like running better than ever yo.

As for the exact launch date? My money is on November 22, which happens to be the day that the Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles were launched. Now to see if Sony is finally ready to shift its own release date engine up a gear, and continue playing the longest game of chicken ever with Microsoft.

Last Updated: August 12, 2020

18 Comments

  1. Haha nice header image!

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  2. Seeker

    August 12, 2020 at 08:52

    November is Cyberpunk month so I don’t think that many people would be playing Halo anyway. The brand is no longer as powerful as it once was.

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    • Son of Potassium

      August 12, 2020 at 09:16

      Agreed

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    • MechMachine

      August 12, 2020 at 11:40

      Halo, in my humble opinion, was always a pretender. Back in the day, we bunked school to play games like Doom and Duke Nukem. Gorged ourselves on the OG Quake games. Hell, even Half Life was a landmark event. Then this funny game came out with these really cheesy aliens that had cartoony voices and a guy in a generic space suit. It felt like the boy band of video games. As long as there is a Doom marine, there will always be a Master chief looking on feeling helluva inadequate.

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  3. Llama In The Rift

    August 12, 2020 at 07:46

    • The D

      August 12, 2020 at 09:29

      According to my sources, RToo,Much.

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  4. Pieter Kruger

    August 12, 2020 at 08:31

    Just exactly how much can I get for a kidney? This is really the 1st time I might not be able to jump in day one…..???

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  5. JWT-80

    August 12, 2020 at 08:52

    Haha nice header image!

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  6. Pieter Kruger

    August 12, 2020 at 09:07

    Let’s be honest, the real reason for Halo being pushed is because Craig was sent for a face lift procedure and we all know how sensitive he is about his looks….

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  7. Son of Potassium

    August 12, 2020 at 09:16

    Dumbest name ever

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  8. Pofadder

    August 12, 2020 at 09:52

    This sucks. When you buy a new console you want a new game to show off the power of your new console.

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    • PestControl

      August 12, 2020 at 18:43

      Let’s be real… Although Halo looks good, it’s definitely not “super” impressive… and besides you’ll have Cyperpunk which looks super impressive…

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  9. Gareth Lagesse (eXCheez)

    August 12, 2020 at 21:08

    Sorry Darryn, 22 November is a Sunday *and* the launch date for the Xbox One was 27 November. I know this because it’s my birthday. 😛

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  10. Gareth Lagesse (eXCheez)

    August 12, 2020 at 21:08

    Sorry Darryn, 22 November is a Sunday *and* the launch date for the Xbox One was 27 November. I know this because it’s my birthday. 😛

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    • The D

      August 13, 2020 at 07:03

      That reminds me, I need to buy you a big of NOTHING for your B-day.

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      • Gareth Lagesse (eXCheez)

        August 13, 2020 at 08:42

        🙁

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      • Jarred

        August 13, 2020 at 09:46

        Ah man, I was going to get him that 🙁

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  11. Jarred

    August 13, 2020 at 09:46

    Unlikely I will be getting the new console at launch, unless, say, Rockstar released a Table Tennis game for it…

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