Both Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S Will Debut on November 10, 2020; XSX Will Cost $499
The team at Microsoft has officially confirmed that both Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S — their next-gen console's disc-less, digital only version — will arrive on November 10; priced at $499 & $299, respectively.
"We believe that access to the next generation should be available to everyone," Head of Xbox Phil Spencer said. "And we know that price is an important factor for many of our fans. To complement Xbox Series X and invite more players into the next generation sooner, we built Xbox Series S — an all-digital, next-gen console designed to deliver everything that is core to next-generation gaming – faster load times, higher frame rates, and richer, more dynamic worlds – in our smallest, sleekest Xbox ever. Developing two consoles in parallel from the beginning enables us to deliver the most powerful console ever in Xbox Series X and make next-gen gaming available and affordable to more players on day one with Xbox Series S." Pre-orders for both consoles will start on September 22, 2020.
The tech giant will also expand Xbox All Access to 12 countries this holiday, with more to come next year.
Microsoft is not planning to repeat their past mistakes, as a plethora of big games — including Watch Dogs Legion, Gears Tactics, Tetris Effect: Connected, and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla — yes, the long-awaited title has been moved forward to avoid a potential clash with Cyberpunk 2077 — will be available for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S on day one; optimised for both systems. That's not all, as Microsoft has also teamed-up with EA to provide Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and PC members with an EA Play membership at no additional cost starting this holiday; allowing Ultimate members to enjoy EA Play on their XSX, XSS, and also Xbox One.
To learn more about the core features of Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, check out the videos down below: