Xbox Series X Launch Confirmed for November

The Xbox Series X will hit store shelves in November.
The Xbox Series X will hit store shelves in November. | Courtesy of Microsoft

The Xbox Series X will launch in November, Microsoft confirmed Tuesday.

The announcement arrives alongside news of Halo Infinite's delay into 2021. Infinite was slated as a launch title for the Series X, up to now scheduled more vaguely for the 2020 holiday season.

"We have plenty to keep you busy until Chief arrives: There will be thousands of games to play, spanning four generations, when Xbox Series X launches globally this November and over 100 optimized for Xbox Series X titles, built to take full advantage of our most powerful console, are planned for this year," wrote Xbox Wire editor in chief Will Tuttle in Microsoft's announcement.

More than 50 new games are set to launch this year, all supposedly "optimized for Xbox Series X," even in cases where they appear on platforms across generational lines. Forty more previously released games will also be optimized for Xbox Series X.

The post did not discuss release timing for the all-but-confirmed Xbox Series S.