Xbox Series X Launches on Schedule, Games May Be Pushed Back

Phil Spencer ensures that Xbox Series X will be available this Holiday, but the upcoming games may see a delay in launch due to Coronavirus.

In a new interview with CNBC, head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, indicated that things are going forward as planned with the launch of Xbox Series X, but there might be some difficulties in delivering the games on the scheduled date.

The unexpected coronavirus pandemic caused many developers to experience new struggles in their workspace, forcing many studios to shut the doors and work from home. As a result, many anticipated titles have been pushed back over the recent months, and unfortunately, the wave of delays might continue until the Holiday as Phil Spencer refers to the game production part of the company as the”bigger unknown” compared to the launch of the next-gen Xbox console.

Speaking to CNBC about any possible delay on the new Xbox’s launch, Spencer said that the team at Microsoft is in line with where they thought they would be, but when it comes to the game production, he says the security and safety of the developers is the top priority for the company. According to Spencer, Microsoft won’t “push when things are not ready.”

Next week on May 7th, Microsoft will be revealing the first official gameplay footage of various games on Xbox Series X during its digital Inside Xbox showcase, which includes the first gameplay trailer of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla as well. As rumors suggest, the upcoming show will mostly focus on the third-party titles rather than the games coming from Xbox Game Studios. However, as Aaron Greenberg teased fans on Twitter, the first-party developers are hard at work for a surprising showcase in Summer.

Currently, Halo Infinite is the only confirmed launch title for Xbox Series X. That said, many talented studios such as Playground Games, Turn 10, Ninja Theory, and The Initiative are working on big projects that we will hopefully find out more about them in the near future.

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Mehrdad Khayyat

Mehrdad is a Senior Staff Writer at DualShockers. He started writing about video games since he was a high-school student. He's probably one of those rare Rainbow Six Siege fans that have the game installed and updated on any available platform.

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