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Microsoft "Committed" to Global 2020 Launch For Xbox Series X, Says Spencer

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Xbox boss Phil Spencer has stated that Microsoft is "committed" to a global launch for Xbox Series X, reiterating that the next-gen console is still on track for its planned 'holiday 2020' release window, despite logistical issues and disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. "Worldwide launch is important to us," he said.

"It feels like we'll be able to get enough units," Spencer told former Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime on his 'Talking Games' podcast (via "We're pretty committed, as we've talked about, to a worldwide launch, which regretfully we didn't do with Xbox One. It took us months and months to hit some of the incredibly important markets. Worldwide launch is important to us."

Spencer also noted that the team at Xbox is "making progress" with regard to software and games for Xbox Series X, acknowledging that projects requiring "physical collaboration" like recording music or motion capture, have been adversely affected by the ongoing pandemic.

"Really, on the games side, things that are pre-content complete might be impacted more than the things that are post-content complete," he said. "We've had to work through some challenges, but we feel good about the timelines and really good about this holiday," Spencer added.

It all sounds very positive, then, and all being well, Xbox Series X should launch as planned later this year. Stay tuned for more Xbox Series X reveals this July, when Microsoft will be holding an online showcase event.


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