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Xbox Series S Launch Lineup Looks Great – Even Without Halo Infinite

Last Updated September 23, 2020 2:29 PM
Max Moeller
Last Updated September 23, 2020 2:29 PM
  • Halo Infinite delay projected doom for Xbox Series S and X.
  • Microsoft has more than enough to satiate gamers, however.
  • Can Sony match this next-gen launch value?

The Halo Infinite delay was projected to leave a massive gap in the Xbox Series S and X launch lineup. Due to this, many users were planning to wait or pass on the box altogether. But even with the delay of the console’s top title, Xbox is prepped to provide fans with a substantial launch experience.

The Xbox Series S is Launching With Style

Xbox Series S and Series X launch on November 10th . With them comes the following titles:

  • Gears Tactics
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  • Dirt 5
  • Watch Dogs: Legion
  • Destiny 2: Beyond Light

Both the Xbox Series X and S get Yakuza: Like a Dragon three days early, as well. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War releases on the 13th, then the 19th will see Cyberpunk 2077. While the majority of these titles aren’t first-party, they’re sure a diverse lineup for anyone looking to upgrade. That’s not to mention Game Pass and the inclusion of EA Access , too.

yakuza 7
Three days isn’t much, but it’ll make a difference. | Source: Steam 

Topping all of this off, the Series S is only $299 and is a perfectly competent console . This just-revealed box is $200 cheaper than the Xbox Series X, still supports 120fps and 4k upscaling, and is small enough to fit in a backpack.

For gamers unwilling to drop $500 (or possibly more) on a PlayStation 5, the Series S has them handled with a killer launch lineup. Microsoft has more planned this month as well.

Xbox Series S news
What else could Microsoft possibly provide? | Source: Twitter 

More Surprises to Come

Plus, for players who make the jump to an Xbox Series X, it was just revealed that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will run at a perfect 60 FPS in 4k resolution . Considering many were worried the jump in resolution would lead to lower frame rates, this is a promising start to the next decade of titles.

Of course, the PlayStation 5 lineup is solid as well, but we’re still unsure of the console’s price. Even with exclusive games, can Sony match the value offered by Microsoft here? With only two months to release, we’ll find out soon enough.

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