Next-Gen: ‘Holiday 2020’ Launch Is Unrealistic: PS5, Xbox Series X, Delay, Release Date
With the current situation, it seems almost inevitable that next-gen’s launch will be impacted.
COVID-19 has caused a lot of disturbance throughout the world, and the gaming industry is no exception.
Most games releasing within the next few months have been pushed back, but we haven’t heard anything from Sony or Microsoft regarding a delay.
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Xbox Series X
This has fans extremely hyped for the next console with releases like Halo Infinite to release on the next ground-breaking console.
Unfortunately, it is unlikely to release this side of December due to Coronavirus and is more likely to be pushed back to December 2020 or possibly 2021.
There isn’t a lot Microsoft can do if we are still in lockdown by the time the release date rolls around, but we’ll have to wait and see.
Again, the PS5 is likely to release closer to 2021 than expected.
This kind of pressure from developers and key stakeholders could push Sony to release their console sooner rather than later.
However, PC games are unlikely to be delayed due to their ‘non-physical’ format and are available on platforms such as Steam and Origin.
We’ll have to wait and see how the pandemic grows and how developers choose to tackle the upcoming challenges.