Rumour: Xbox Series X Will Release By November 17

July 12, 2020

We’ve know for a while that the Xbox Series X would release during this holiday season, but haven’t had much of an idea of when specifically it would launch. There’s been the ever present reminder of Black Friday, the massive days of sales in the US that every major release wants to get out ahead of, so we’ve understood the console would probably release by November 27th. Now, however, we’ve got some evidence that has narrow the window of when the Xbox Series X will release.

You may have seen that the release date for Assassin’s Crees Valhalla leaked overnight, but what you may not have seen or noticed is what was used to advertise the game’s November 17th release date. Part way through the trailer was the mention of the Xbox Series X and the game also releasing for that platform. What does this mean? It means that the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla ad has also likely confirmed Xbox Series X version of the game would release on November 17th as well. What does that mean for us? It means we now know that the Xbox Series X will come out by November 17th at the latest.

Of course, there’s still plenty of time between now and November 17th for the Xbox Series X to release, but this really does narrow down the window quite a bit. Consoles traditionally release in late October through to November, so this leak means that we’re now down to roughly a 4-6 week window of October 7th through to November 17th. You could potentially slim it down a little to November 12th as well, if you assume a Thursday release for the console. Either way, we should theoretically get official confirmation in the coming month or so.