Xbox Series X, S Launch Date Revealed
Microsoft has announced that its Xbox Series X console will be released on November 10, 2020. The console will cost $499, with pre-orders starting on September 22, 2020. The console will also be available with the Xbox All Access program, with 24 monthly payments of $34.99 granting a console and 24 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership. The EA Play subscription service is also revealed to be included within Xbox Game Pass Ultimate going forward.
In addition to the Xbox Series X, Microsoft announced the Xbox Series S. This versios of the console will launch on the same date, priced at $299. The Series S lacks a physical disc drive and has a performance target of 1440p resolution @ 60 FPS (the Series X target is 4k resolution @ 60 FPS), but will be able to play all Series X games. The Xbox Series S will also be available on the Xbox All Access program with 24 monthly payments of $24.99 granting a console and 24 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership.
Following the announcement of the console release date, Ubisoft and Sega announced changes to the release dates of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Yakuza: Like a Dragon. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will now launch for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and Google Stadia on November 10, 2020. Yakuza: Like a Dragon will launch for Xbox Series X/S on November 10, 2020, while the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC versions still appear to be set for release on November 13, 2020. Both games will also launch for PlayStation 5, but have not yet been dated due to the lack of an official release date for the console. Developer Tomas Sala also revealed that The Falconeer will launch for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC on November 10, 2020.
(Editor’s note — For simplicity, the Xbox Series X/S consoles will be collectively referred to as the Xbox Series X going forward.)