Microsoft on Halo Infinite Delay: We’re Not Reliant on Exclusive Games to Sell Consoles

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Just last month, Xbox fans got some rather unpleasant news as Microsoft announced that Halo Infinite would miss its holiday 2020 target release date, and has since been pushed to sometime in 2021.

With the Xbox Series X set to launch this November 13, could this Halo Infinite delay harm Microsof’ts next-gen console from selling as well as it could have? Apparently, that’s a no — at least according to a Microsoft spokesperson.

In a statement to The New York Times (via GameSpot) Xbox spokesperson Cindy Walker commented on the Halo Infinite delay, and stressed that Xbox fans will have “thousands” of games to play at launch, and how the company isn’t reliant on console exclusives to shift hardware.

Having Halo at our launch would have been tremendous,” but “we are not reliant on massive exclusive titles to drive console adoption…Our players will have thousands of games from four generations of Xbox available to play on launch day.

Note that Walker’s “thousands” refers to the Xbox Series X’s backwards compatibility with Xbox One, Xbox 360, and the orginal Xbox one games, and doesn’t mean the console will launch with thousands of new titles.

Do you agree with Walker? Will Halo Infinite not being available at launch prevent you from buying an Xbox Series X or not at all? Let us know down below in the comments.

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