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Microsoft says it still aims to release Xbox Series X and Halo Infinite Holiday 2020

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Microsoft has reiterated its plans to launch the Xbox Series X (opens in new tab) and Halo Infinite (opens in new tab) in Holiday 2020. 

In an official post titled Xbox 20/20 (opens in new tab), which looks ahead to the future of Xbox, CVP of gaming marketing, Jarret West, writes about what's in store for the console as we look ahead into 2020. 

"Our goal remains to launch Xbox Series X and Halo Infinite this Holiday," West writes. At the beginning of the post, West discusses how the company is moving into the next generation with the Series X and also addressed the impact of COVID-19. 

When the next-gen console was first revealed, it was originally slated for the Holiday 2020 release, but many have been speculating as to whether the new hardware will actually still release in that window. This update reaffirms that Microsoft still aims to meet this window, with plans still set to also release the highly anticipated Halo Infinite as a launch title for the Xbox Series X. 

Halo Infinite has already been getting Halo fans everywhere excited with brief teases, and the news that it's still set to release at the tail end of the year will no doubt be welcome news to many. The post comes just days before the upcoming Xbox Series X gameplay debut stream on May 7. We already know about some of the upcoming Xbox Series X games (opens in new tab) confirmed so far, and the stream later this week will give us some glimpses of third party games from global developers.

West also revealed we'll be seeing some Xbox Series X exclusives this July (opens in new tab).  

Heather Wald
Heather Wald

I started out writing for the games section of a student-run website as an undergrad, and continued to write about games in my free time during retail and temp jobs for a number of years. Eventually, I earned an MA in magazine journalism at Cardiff University, and soon after got my first official role in the industry as a content editor for Stuff magazine. After writing about all things tech and games-related, I then did a brief stint as a freelancer before I landed my role as a staff writer here at GamesRadar+. Now I get to write features, previews, and reviews, and when I'm not doing that, you can usually find me lost in any one of the Dragon Age or Mass Effect games, tucking into another delightful indie, or drinking far too much tea for my own good.