The forthcoming Xbox Series X is set to hit the shelves later this year in accordance with the initial schedule, but there aren’t many details when it comes to the titles for the device. Some people tend to believe they will be delayed due to the pandemic, just like it happened to most of the events and launches this year.
According to Xbox head, Phil Spencer, there could be ‘some impact’ to the schedule, but ‘the teams are doing a very good job with keeping our hardware on track’ and ‘overall we’re in line with where we thought we would be.’
Microsoft has not announced the exact launch date for its Xbox Series X except for holiday 2020, but numerous official Xbox websites listed a release date of ‘Thanksgiving 2020’ in March. However, Microsoft said the date was inaccurate, and they are still trying to launch the console on holiday 2020.
Next Week’s Event Will Reveal More
Although the hardware part is still under development, things are not that clear when it comes to the game front. The tech giant has only officially announced the launch of Halo Infinite with its Xbox Series X, but even this game and other first-party titles won’t be exclusive to Microsoft’s next-generation console.
“I’d say the bigger unknown is probably the game production, just being honest,” said Spencer. “Game production is a large scale entertainment activity now; you have hundreds of people coming together, building assets, working through creative.”
The company has already postponed Wasteland 3 and Minecraft Dungeons because of the ongoing crisis, which made fans fear that Halo Infinite could also be delayed. Spencer said in March that ‘things right now aren’t easy,’ in an interview with IGN.
Microsoft is now reportedly getting ready to announce the games for its next-generation console during an online event next week. It will allegedly reveal third-party games and will hold off its own Xbox Game Studios titles, such as Halo Infinite, for an upcoming event in the summer.