KEY POINTS

  • The Xbox Series X is set to arrive in the holiday of 2020
  • Xbox's Phil Spencer recently said that more Xbox Series X news are coming in August
  • This triggered speculations that Xbox Series X's price and specific release date announcement might happen next month

The price and release date announcement of the Xbox Series X could happen in August according to a new report. With the fall release window of Microsoft’s next-generation gaming console, fans are increasingly becoming eager to hear more about the upcoming console. Thankfully, Xbox’s Phil Spencer confirmed that plans are in place next month.

Xbox Series X’s Price And Release Date Announcement

The latest information about the Xbox Series X comes from a recent interview conducted by YouTube channel iJustine with Phil Spencer. The Xbox boss talked about the upcoming gaming console as well as the recently held Xbox Games Showcase. Spencer also confirmed that there are still lots of questions left unanswered about the Xbox Series X.

He added that these questions would be addressed in the month ahead. Some fans are speculating that Microsoft might finally announce the price and the release date of the Xbox Series X next month. Others believed that the company might finally unveil the heavily-rumored Xbox Series S or Xbox Lockhart console in August.

Phil Spencer Xbox chief Phil Spencer has revealed that Microsoft’s video game unit is shifting its focus toward software. Photo: Reuters/Kevork Djansezian

Other Details

Unfortunately, Spencer was careful with his words during the interview and did not slip any detail that could lead fans and industry watchers to conclude on something. Despite the rumors and leaks surrounding the more affordable Xbox Series S, Microsoft is silent about its existence. A recent slip up committed by 343 Industries Head Chris Lee further triggered speculations about the other next-gen console from Microsoft arriving this year.

In a recent Q&A session, Chris Lee was asked about the performance of “Halo Infinite” on Xbox One and Xbox Series X. The executive responded that the upcoming first-shooter title is designed to perform well on all Scarlett devices. Although lee did not directly mention the Xbox Series S, his answer led many to believe that there is another console aside from the Xbox Series X.

For the uninitiated, Scarlett or Project Scarlett is Microsoft code name for the Xbox Series X. Just like Microsoft, Sony’s fans are also waiting for the announcement of the specific release date and price of the PS5. Whispers online have it that Sony might make the much-awaited announcement in August at the next PlayStation State of Play.