Microsoft has confirmed that the Xbox Series X will launch globally this November, with over 100 optimized for Xbox Series X games scheduled for this year, along with thousands of backwards compatible titles.
Here's what's on the way:
- More than 50 new games planned for this year across generations and optimized for Xbox Series X, including Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Dirt 5, Gears Tactics, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, and Watch Dogs: Legion. With Smart Delivery you only have to buy these games once to play the best versions for your console, across generations.
- New games developed for Xbox Series X and launching with Xbox Game Pass, including exclusives like The Medium, Scorn, Tetris Effect: Connected, and more.
- More than 40 popular games newly optimized to take full advantage of Xbox Series X such as Destiny 2, Forza Horizon 4, Gears 5, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Madden NFL 21, and more.
Unfortunately, Halo Infinite will no longer be a launch title after being delayed by 343 Industries until 2021, and Microsoft addressed this in its latest announcement, saying 343 needs time "to finish the critical work necessary":
Today,we announced updates to Halo Infinite’s launch timing. 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.
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