That tracks with the release date information Microsoft previously told us ("Holiday 2020") and could line up with America's Thanksgiving and Black Friday 2020, both of which have been highlighted as potential release dates by leakers.
The November release window news came in a post on the Xbox Wire, Microsoft's official news channel, and hypes the console's cross-compatibility with four generations of Xbox games dating back to the original Xbox.
The post also highlights a handful of the 50-some games that will launch this year alongside the Xbox Series X including Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Dirt 5, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, and Watch Dogs: Legion... with one missing title: Halo Infinite.
Master Chief will finish the fight... in 2021
Halo Infinite Development Update pic.twitter.com/TFZvXhRN9fAugust 11, 2020
According to Lee, the studio has faced a number of challenges over the last year - all of which have been worsened by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Lee says that fans will likely be disappointed with the decision, however "It is not sustainable for the well-being of our team or the overall success of the game to ship this holiday".
Will Xbox Series X take off without Halo Infinite? We'll find out in November.
- Here's your complete guide to all the Xbox Series X games we know about so far
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Nick Pino is Managing Editor, TV and AV for TechRadar's sister site, Tom's Guide. Previously, he was the Senior Editor of Home Entertainment at TechRadar, covering TVs, headphones, speakers, video games, VR and streaming devices. He's also written for GamesRadar+, Official Xbox Magazine, PC Gamer and other outlets over the last decade, and he has a degree in computer science he's not using if anyone wants it.