After months of having a generic launch window of November, Microsoft has officially announced the release date of their next-gen console.
The Xbox One is scheduled to release on November 22, a week after Sony’s next-gen installment – the Playstation 4. Now that there is an official release date for the console, developers are most likely going to begin announcing the dates for their games’ release. Many games are slated to be launch titles for the console and others are scheduled for the end of the year. We can only imagine titles that have officially released before the launch date of the system will become first day titles – fitting as the first run of Xbox One consoles will be called “Day One Edition” consoles.
The console will be released in 13 markets and will have a price tag of $499 (not including tax, of course – where applicable). Some retailers are still taking preorders on the system, so its best to get your hands on those early. However, retailers such as Amazon no longer have Day One Edition systems to fill, so the standard edition is what consumers will have to settle for.
In addition to the announcement of the system’s release date, there will be a bump up in specs on the console. The console will sport a 1.75 ghz processor instead of the previously purported 1.6.
There’s only more information to come, stay tuned.