The Daily Moot: Xbox Series X Release DateNews Picks
1. Xbox Series X Release Date
Microsoft has finally shed some light on the release date for the Xbox Series X. The next-gen console had long been keyed in for a “holiday” launch, but we now know that the Xbox Series X will be arriving in November. Alongside the release date information, Microsoft also promised that there will be over 100 games optimized for and available on the console by the end of 2020, including highly-anticipated releases like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, and Watch Dogs: Legion. Considering that the Xbox Series X is also backwards compatible with thousands of games, Xbox fans should have plenty to look forward to when the console finally arrives this November.
2. GTA Los Santos Summer Special GTA Online’s Los Santos Summer Special is now live. The huge update brings plenty of new content to the multiplayer world of GTA, paying extra attention to the game’s vehicles. Along with the release of 15 new cars, the Los Santos Summer Special also introduces a new racing circuit with 9 open wheel race tracks and an open wheel race creator. Aside from vehicle gameplay, the update includes plenty of other content such as new co-op missions, arcade cabinets, and business battles. The Los Santos Summer Special is out now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
3. Halo Infinite Delayed Halo Infinite has been delayed. Originally planned to come out this holiday season as part of a companion launch with the Xbox Series X, Halo Infinite has now been pushed back to 2021. Microsoft explained their struggle to overcome “multiple factors that have contributed to development challenges,” and decided to spend more time working on the game to ensure its quality is up to par. Microsoft didn’t announce a concrete date for the highly anticipated return for Halo, but the game is expected to arrive sometime next year.
4. Fall Guys New Level Fall Guys will soon be getting a new level as part of an upcoming update. The wildly popular multiplayer party game just launched last week so it’s pretty impressive that new content is already pouring in. The new level, which was a fan-favorite during the Fall Guys beta, is called Jump Showdown and is similar to the existing Jump Club level. The update will also introduce some quality-of-life improvements such as bug fixes, but there’s no word yet on how developer Mediatonic plans to combat the rise of cheaters in the game. The Jump Showdown update will hit live servers starting tomorrow.
5. Death Stranding Novel Death Stranding will soon be getting a book adaptation. Written by Kenji Yano, who previously worked with Kojima on book adaptations for the Metal Gear Solid games, the novel will be the first of a volumized series called Death Stranding: The Official Novelization. Considering that Volume 1 alone is over 300 pages, it’s safe to say that the book series will likely delve deep into the world of Death Stranding and finally bring some clarity to the game’s confusing narrative. Volume 1 of Death Stranding: The Official Novelization is set to come out in the west on November 3.