The launch date of the Xbox Series X remains a mystery (though we do think it might be announced today). Regardless, Microsoft CFO Amy Hood may have dropped a hint about when gamers can expect to get their hands on the console.
According to Bloomberg reporter Dana Bass, Hood confirmed the Xbox Series X is “still on track for the November holidays launch.” When Bass was pressed by The Verge‘s Tom Warren for clarification, Bass responded, “It was in response to a question from me and I said ‘new console’ and ‘November holidays.’ Her answer was the single word ‘yes.'”
Is this the smoking gun we’ve all been looking for? Is the Xbox Series X indeed coming out this November? While a lot of outlets are certainly reading into the exchange between Hood and Bass in that way, we viewed Hood’s response from a different angle. Maybe it’s not that the Xbox Series X is “on track for the November holidays launch,” but that the Series X is on track to come out sometime between now and the November holidays. Basically, Hood could be saying Microsoft is still on schedule with the Series X.
It all comes down to how you interpret Hood’s answer. It wouldn’t be outrageous for an Xbox console to come out in November, mind you. In fact, it would be keeping with tradition for Microsoft. But it seems like there’s just enough wiggle room for the machine to launch ahead of the “November holidays” if Microsoft indeed wants that to happen.
We’ll have eyes on the Xbox Games Showcase, which goes live today at 12 p.m. ET. Maybe we’ll get a solid release date for the Xbox Series X then.