Microsoft has created a new website for its upcoming console, the Xbox Series X, which reveals that the machine shall be out this Thanksgiving. It’s not clear if this implies Thanksgiving as a time-frame or actually that day, which is Thursday, November 26. We have requested Microsoft for clarification.
Update 12:30 p.m.Pacific: The web site now lists a “Holiday 2020” launch as an alternative of Thanksgiving.
Update 1:00 p.m. Pacific: Microsoft has given GamesBeat the next assertion: “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 remainder of the unique story continues under.
This announcement comes on the identical day that Sony revealed the specs for its PlayStation 5 and lead architect Mark Cerny went on a deep dive of matters similar to SSD reminiscence and its audio tech. The timing might be not a coincidence. You can discover a comparability of the Xbox One X and PS5 specs right here. Before right this moment, we simply knew that the Xbox Series X was popping out towards the tip of this yr. PlayStation 5 continues to be set for a extra imprecise fourth quarter launch.
The Xbox Series X will host an SSD drive and Direct X ray tracing. It additionally promising a quiet cooling system and backward comparability help that can have older video games working higher. We have no idea how a lot the console will price.
Thanksgiving is across the time when most consoles launch. Xbox One, for instance, debuted on November 22, 2013. The Xbox 360 launched on November 22, 2005.