The Xbox Series X and Series S both launch on November 10, and Microsoft is planning a day of programming to celebrate. Depending on whether or not you were able to secure a preorder, it will either help you get more excited or make you angrier.
The event begins on November 10 at 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET, and it will be shown across the official Xbox YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook Gaming channels. There will be Xbox Let’s Play streams during the day, as well as charity drives and global “launch highlights,” but there will not be a bunch of new game announcements. According to head of Xbox Phil Spencer, the company wants the focus to be on players enjoying their favorite games rather than looking ahead to the future.
“This will be a moment of play, not press releases, as next-generation consoles begin to land in the hands of players around the world,” Spencer said. Instead of big announcements, we will mark the beginning of a new era by gaming alongside one another. We will take this moment to have some fun and look forward to having you join us.
Series X and preorders S are sold out nearly everywhere, but you may have some luck purchasing the system in-person on launch day. Best Buy will also get restocks of the system on Black Friday for online orders.
Xbox Series X doesn’t launch with too many enormous first-party games, with the notable exception of Gears Tactics. Halo Infinite has been delayed to an undetermined date in 2021, and recently lost its second director as 343 Industries looks to deliver on the extremely ambitious game.