Xbox Series X is on track to be released this holiday season

Despite rumors otherwise, it’s not slated for a Thanksgiving release

Last Wednesday, the Xbox Series X website was updated to show a Thanksgiving release date. Microsoft previously announced that the target release date was for 2020 holiday season, so the posted earlier release date came as a surprise.

Larry “Major Nelson” Hyrb of Xbox took to Twitter to clear the confusion. He called the listing inaccurate and that the website showed the wrong date in different regions. He continues on saying that they are “committed to launching Holiday 2020.”

The next-gen console is, as Microsoft says, “the most powerful Xbox ever” and the recently released specifications of the Xbox Series X seemingly support the statement. It will be capable of producing rich, ray-traced, environments that are coupled with astoundingly fast loading times. The hardware upgrades include utilizing an SSD for internal and expandable memory, a custom CPU and GPU configurations, 16GB of ram, and much more.

Additionally, the website also details the purpose of the console’s unique shape. The tall form factor supports the cooling system installed into the console. With three air-flow channels, the internal parts can easily be cooled even in intense gaming sessions. Internally, Microsoft also installed heat sinks into the chassis alongside a vapor chamber to cool down the system’s core and memory.