The next-generation Xbox website briefly listed 'Thanksgiving 2020' as the console's release date, but Microsoft says it was an error (MSFT)

Xbox Series X

  • Microsoft’s next-gen Xbox console, Xbox Series X, is currently in development.
  • The new console is said to be four times more powerful
    than the current Xbox One X console.
  • The Xbox Series X will launch on Thanksgiving Day, November 26,
    the console’s official website briefly displayed on Wednesday.
  • “An Xbox product page in some regions inaccurately listed the
    launch date for Xbox Series X as Thanksgiving 2020,” a
    representative told Business Insider. “We are committed to
    launching Holiday 2020.”
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Microsoft’s next-generation video game console, the Xbox
Series X
, may be scheduled to arrive on November 26, 2020 —
Thanksgiving 2020. That’s according to a listing that briefly
appeared on the console’s
official website
, seen below, which has since been changed.

“An Xbox product page in some regions inaccurately listed the
launch date for Xbox Series X as Thanksgiving 2020,” a Microsoft
representative told Business Insider. “We are committed to
launching Holiday 2020.” 

The upcoming Xbox Series X is a new console that’s much more
powerful than any current Xbox. It still runs Blu-ray discs, and it
supports games from previous Xbox generations, but it also plays
new games that are part of a new generation of game consoles.

The update to Microsoft’s official page was first
spotted by Twitter users
, and featured a full-on graphic saying
the console will release on “Thanksgiving 2020,” which is November
26.

Xbox Series X (release date)

Though the PlayStation
5
is scheduled to arrive this fall, it doesn’t have a release
date just yet. Sony hosted a “deep dive” video into its
next-generation console on Wednesday where the console’s chief
architect largely discussed tech specifications. No games were
shown, nor was the console itself shown.

Microsoft has repeatedly discussed the Xbox Series X openly, and
the console’s design was shown last December. 

“Xbox Series X will be our fastest, most powerful console ever
and set a new bar for performance, speed and compatibility,” Xbox
leader Phil Spencer said in December when the console’s design and
name were revealed at the 2019 Game Awards.

The Xbox Series X, he said, is four times faster than the
current Xbox One X — an already powerful game console.

These are the approximate specs of Microsoft’s next Xbox:

  • Processor: AMD “Navi” processor (“SoC”): “At the heart of our
    next-generation console is our custom-designed processor,
    leveraging the latest Zen 2 and and Navi technology from our
    partners at AMD.”
  • Memory: GDDR6 RAM
  • Optical Media Drive: Blu-ray disc drive
  • Storage: Solid-state drive

Microsoft says all that hardware can produce 8K visuals, and up
to 120 frames-per-second. The company also says that the SSD will
load games faster than ever before, and multiple games can be left
suspended with a “quick resume” feature. Simply put, the feature
lets players, “continue multiple games from a suspended state
almost instantly, returning you to where you were and what you were
doing, without waiting through long loading screens.”

In the announcement video from June 2019, a Microsoft employee
says “hundreds” of people inside and outside of Microsoft are
already working on games for Xbox Series X.

Halo Infinite

Also in the video, “Halo Infinite” was revealed as a launch
title for the next-gen Xbox console — the next major entry in the
decades-old “Halo” first-person shooter series.

And it’s safe to assume that other major first-party game
franchises, like “Gears of War” and “Forza,” are in production.
Microsoft said that “15 Xbox Game Studios are developing the
largest and most creatively diverse lineup of Xbox exclusive games
in our history” for the Xbox Series X.

Outside of Microsoft, at least two major next-gen games are in
the works that we already know of: “The Elder Scrolls VI” and
“Starfield,” both from Bethesda Softworks.

And beyond that, there are some obvious guesses we can make: The
annual new “Call of Duty” game coming in 2020 will almost certainly
come to the next Xbox (and PlayStation), as well as a new
“Assassin’s Creed” game.


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The next-generation Xbox website briefly listed 'Thanksgiving 2020' as the console's release date, but Microsoft says it was an error (MSFT)