Phil Spencer says “nothing” is delaying Xbox Series X release

April 2, 2020
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With the Coronavirus epidemic causing delays for software, hardware and pretty much everything, one would think that the next-generation of games consoles would suffer a similar fate. Xbox Boss Phil Spencer has gone on record to state that this is not the case for the Xbox Series X release, which won’t be stopped.

In an interview with IGN, Phil Spencer discussed the situation between the Xbox Series X release and the deadly COVID-19 virus.

[shunno-quote]”There’s no decision that I will make that would compromise the safety and security of the teams.”[/shunno-quote]

Despite Microsoft’s unwillingness to delay the Xbox Series X release, Spencer claims that the company is making sure to keep every member of the Series X teams safe.

“There’s no decision that I will make, or frankly anybody at Microsoft would even ask me to make, that would compromise the safety and security of the teams for a near-term financial or product gain,” Spencer told IGN.

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Spencer continued to explain that, despite the worldwide pandemic, there’s no sign of the company being unable to meet their slated release date for the next-generation system.

“We have nothing right now that says we’re not gonna make the dates that we’ve been planning,” Spencer explained. “I’ll also say that’s kind of real-time stuff and I am gonna put the safety and security of the teams at the top, along with a quality product.”

Spencer continued to say that Xbox Series X is still planned for a simultaneous worldwide release across all regions, unlike 2013’s Xbox One.

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