It’s worth noting that Spencer isn’t saying that game delays are coming, just that they’re harder to predict. “We’re learning every day,” he continued, “I still feel good about it, but I also need to make sure that the security and safety of the teams is the more important thing and not unduly push when things just aren’t ready.”
Spencer’s spoken to IGN previously about this issue, and made clear that a game delay – even to a flagship launch title like Halo: Infinite – would be extremely unlikely to delay the launch of the Series X itself. Analysts have speculated to IGN that, while consoles may not see a delay, they could see launch shortages – recent reports suggested that would indeed be the case for PS5, which could see ‘limited’ availability in its first year.
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We should be seeing some of the initial Series X games for the first time at next week’s May 7 Inside Xbox broadcast, which will focus on third-party games.
Xbox Series X is scheduled to be released during Holiday 2020. Right now we know the Xbox Series X specs, we have an educated guess on its price based on those specs, and a full comparison with PS5. What we know far less about is Xbox Series X games, but we have a list of confirmed and rumoured titles for the next-gen console.
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