A recent leak revealed that Xbox Series X would be finally released on Thanksgiving, which would be November 26th. However, don’t get too excited, Microsoft has been quick to step in to let people know that this is inaccurate.
What Did The Leak Say?
The Xbox Series X release page appeared to say “Coming Thanksgiving 2020” which got a lot of people excited that the console would be released in November. However, it looks like this has been quickly changed back to “Holiday 2020” which was the original release window previously announced for the Xbox Series X.
Xbox Live boss Larry Hryb said via his personal Twitter account (@majornelson) that this was a false listing.
“An Xbox product page in some regions inaccurately listed the launch date for Xbox Series X as Thanksgiving 2020. We are committed to launching Holiday 2020.”
We don’t quite know why some people were seeing the Thanksgiving date, and others were not. There’s always the speculation when things like this happen that the website has been compromised, but it’s hard to see what any potential hacker would get out of changing the release date by what is probably just a few weeks. So, it looks like a genuine mistake or miscommunication.
While this clarification might be a bit disappointing, it can’t be too long of a wait after that if it’s going to fall within the holiday period. Plus, retail workers are no doubt breathing a sigh of relief that such a huge release won’t fall on Black Friday.
What Do We Know About The Xbox Series X?
A recent announcement detailed the full hardware specs on the official release page for the Xbox Series X. We put together a short handy guide detailing all the information we have right now and what that will mean for gamers. You can find that in our recent post.
We hope to hear news of an official release date soon. The moment we do, we will keep you updated here on WePC. We’re just as excited as the rest of you to finally see the release of the new Xbox Series X.