This week will feature plenty of Xbox Series X release news, including what new games you can expect to be playing. Microsoft has pledged that many of its titles will be cross-generational, meaning they will be playable on Xbox One and Xbox Series X. But while this week’s Xbox Games Showcase will include plenty of exciting stuff, it probably won’t include a final release date for the new Microsoft system.
Xbox’s Aaron Greenberg has said as much, telling fans via social media that the Xbox Games Showcase will just focus on games.
“I know everyone is excited for Xbox Games Showcase next Thursday. Seen some wild expectations so if helpful this show has one focus, games.
“No business, devices or similar news, just games. A whole show about hour long focused on games. Hope you enjoy it!
“This was followed by another message which adds: “A friendly reminder in advance of our show tomorrow.
“It’s just games, it’s an hour show, also some good stuff from our partners in the pre-show. Proud of all the teams who have worked many long hours/weekends from home to put this show together. We hope you like it.”
So while there will be plenty of stuff to get excited about, there probably won’t be any Xbox Series X release date news.
While we don’t have official confirmation regarding Microsoft’s launch plans, there have been a few leaks surrounding other products.
The Microsoft Store has now listed the release details of Yakuza: Like a Dragon Day Ichi Edition, and with it, the release date of this new game.
The same date also appears on the UK PlayStation Store, suggesting that it is the correct date for the game’s release.
Sega has confirmed that the Xbox Series X version of Yakuza: Like a Dragon will be available to play as soon as the console hits shelves.
So if the next Yakuza game is coming out on November 13, 2020, does this mean the Xbox Series X will be available on that date too?
Unfortunately for us, there is no way to guarantee such an outcome, although it would fit the pattern of earlier Microsoft console launches.
All this has to be taken with a big pinch of salt, as the new Yakuza release date could change or could have been listed incorrectly.
But if Microsoft are planning to launch the Xbox Series X in November, it wouldn’t be surprising to learn that the PS5 will be coming out during the same month.