Yesterday saw a big change to the Xbox website (at least in some regions), where a new graphic proudly showed off the words: “Coming Thanksgiving 2020.”
With no accompanying statement to announce the news, many outlets reached out to Xbox for clarification on the supposed release date. Xbox has now released a statement which states that Thanksgiving 2020 is NOT the release date for the Xbox Series X.
Director for Xbox Live’s gaming network, Larry Hryb, had the following to say: “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.”
Of course it’s a little fishy considering the “news” came from an actual graphic which someone must have taken the time to create. But hey ho. If Xbox is saying not Thanksgiving, then I’m going to go with it’s not Thanksgiving.
Original story as follows:
Following on from the reveal of the specs for the PlayStation 5, Xbox has supposedly revealed the release date for the Xbox Series X.
The news comes from the official Xbox website, which has been updated with the words: “Thanksgiving 2020.”
Interestingly, at the time of writing, the new text is only appearing on the US Xbox website (potentially this is down to Thanksgiving being an American holiday).
If you’re not a walking calendar, that’s November 26, 2020. Of course, it’s not clear whether this will be the actual release date, or if this is just a window, but hey, it’s something!
It has emerged that the Xbox websites in various countries are showing different wording for the release of the Xbox Series X. In the US, “Thanksgiving 2020” is listed. Other regions are stating otherwise. Until clarified by Xbox, take this with a pinch of salt.
Featured Image Credit: Microsoft