The coronavirus outbreak has raised concerns about whether or not the next-generation console hardware will be released before the end of this year. At the start of this month, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer admitted Xbox Series X games could potentially be delayed, but as for the system itself, everything appears to be on track.
Speaking to Business Insider earlier this week, Phil spoke about how progress was chugging along nicely, and that he's been playing his own system on a nightly basis:
“Even though we’re obviously not traveling to China, we feel good about our progress on hardware. I’ve got my take-home [console] downstairs and I’m playing on it most nights, and I feel good about the software updates that we’re doing.”
Back in March, Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella said the company's hardware supply chain was slowly getting back on the rails. A release date for the system of November 26th even appeared on an Xbox product page. Major Nelson said it was inaccurate but noted how the company was committed to a "Holiday 2020" launch.
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