Xbox Series X Release Date Listed On Xbox Site, But Microsoft Says No Announcement Yet
The Xbox website was briefly updated to list a Thanksgiving 2020 release date for the next-gen Xbox console.
Update: A Microsoft spokesperson tells GameSpot that the official website listing an Xbox Series X release date was a mistake. Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb shared an identical message on Twitter, saying, "An Xbox product page in some regions inaccurately listed the launch date for Xbox Series X as Thanksgiving 2020. We are committed to launching Holiday 2020." The original story follows.
An Xbox product page in some regions inaccurately listed the launch date for Xbox Series X as Thanksgiving 2020. We are committed to launching Holiday 2020— Larry Hryb 🦉✨ (@majornelson) March 18, 2020
Xbox Series X was previously announced to be launching during the Holiday 2020 period, but now we have what appears to be a more precise date: Thanksgiving 2020, which falls on November 26.
That's according to a minor detail updated on a regional Xbox website; as of this moment, the US version still reads "Holiday 2020." Microsoft is set to host an Xbox Series X-focused stream as part of its digital GDC replacement event today, so it's possible more will be shared there. This news comes on the heels of Sony's tech-centric PS5 specs stream earlier today.
We're in the process of confirming the news with Microsoft and will report back with any additional information we receive. So far, no proper official announcement has been made.
Earlier this week, Microsoft revealed a variety of new Xbox Series X details, including the fact that it will use proprietary devices to expand its storage. We also got some info on the new Series X controller, a Gears 5 port, and the system's specs. Additionally, we got to see its quick resume and faster load times in action.
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