The video game industry, like many others, has been impacted in one way or another by the coronavirus crisis, yet major releases still stand now and their release dates have not moved at all. Despite this, the uncertainty continues to weigh regarding the arrival of PS5 and Xbox Series X, which until now only have launch windows for the end of this year.
Fortunately, there is good news for Microsoft, as revealed by Phil Spencer. During an interview with IGN, Phil Spencer, head of Xbox and vice president of Microsoft’s gaming division, the executive was questioned about the fear of the delayed launch of Xbox Series X due to the coronavirus.
In that sense, the manager was blunt from the beginning and said: “We haven’t really started on any kind of plan b, as you asked about. We have nothing right now that says we’re not going to make the dates that we’ve been planning.” However, Spencer made it clear that, although there is much encouragement for the arrival of Xbox Series X, the situation that is experienced worldwide is complicated and changes every day, so he considers the safety of his workers a priority.
“The thing that I’m going to put front and center is safety and security of the team,” Spencer said. “There’s no decision 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 either financial or product gain. The teams are the most important thing.”
Xbox Series X is still planned to launch at the end of this holiday season. What do you think about it? Are you happy to see Xbox Series X launching at its scheduled period and not getting delayed? Let us know about your opinions in the comments below.