The Xbox Series X may hit stores November 6, according to a leak of the controller's box. Tom Warren, a journalist with The Verge, tweeted an image of an alleged Xbox Series X controller box, sourced from a tipster. An orange sticker on the packaging reads “do not sell or display before November 6, 2020."
Officially, the release date of the next generation Xbox is simply "Holiday 2020." If the leak is true, this confirms that Microsoft are going ahead with the release despite yesterday's announcement that Halo infinite will be delayed into 2021.
Exactly when Halo Infinite will be released is unknown. Their decision to delay, via the Halo Waypoint site, is the result of "multiple factors that have contributed to development challenges, including the ongoing COVID-related impacts affecting us all this year.”
“However, it is not sustainable for the well-being of our team or the overall success of the game to ship it this holiday.”
Xbox Series X may launch on November 6th. A tipster tells me boxes of the new controllers have a do not open date of November 6th on them. These controllers leaked earlier this week https://t.co/oyhlbg2SKo pic.twitter.com/dq096shN7L
— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) August 11, 2020
Despite the delay, Microsoft recently confirmed that Halo Infinite's multiplayer mode would be free-to-play. An official post via social media confirmed that Halo Infinite would also support 120 FPS on Xbox Series X. The post also teases more details to come. The news follows a post from Smyths Toys website.
Now deleted, the post read: "the legendary Halo series returns with the most expansive Master Chief campaign yet and a groundbreaking free-to-play multiplayer experience. Enjoy up to 120 FPS and greatly reduced load times, creating seamless gameplay with Xbox Series X."
Elsewhere, a new Dual Reality Trailer for The Medium was unveiled during the Xbox Games Showcase last month. As the name suggests, the new trailer focuses on a crucial detail of the next-gen horror game, and it's dual-reality gameplay. Other titles unveiled during the showcase included State Of Decay 3, Forza Motorsport, Everwild, Tell Me Why, Ori and the Will of the Wisps and Grounded. Click here for the full rundown of the new titles.