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No Xbox One Release Date Announced By Microsoft

How strange.

The Microsoft gamescom press briefing has just finished, and in a bizarre turn of events there has been no release date mentioned. Sure we got some new games here, like Fable Legends, but no solid release date so close to a release window is quite worrying.

We already know that the Xbox One has been delayed in eight nations already, but this makes me think that there could be more going on with the One. Will we see a global delay? Probably not, but maybe one or two other territories will miss the supposed November launch.

What makes this stranger is that we know that Sony are detailing their release plans later on today, so Microsoft not taking advantage and getting the positive headline first is a strange move. Then again maybe they’re waiting to find out Sony’s release plans before confirming their own.

You can find out about Sony’s release plans from 6PM tonight, and we’ll be bringing all the news as it happens.

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24 Comments
  1. Bilbo_bobbins
    Member
    Since: Jun 2009

    Oh dear, obviously waiting for Sony first. Christ they must be very worried over there and shitting bricks as we speak.

    Comment posted on 20/08/2013 at 11:07.
  2. bigbaldwolf
    Member
    Since: Mar 2012

    They are trying to throw money at everything with timed exclusive DLC and exclusive deals. They are scared and they know Sony will hammer them. The FIFA throw in was pointless as well. It’s good for those who preordered but as an incentive for anyone else it’s a bit late in the day. Plus it’s still cheaper to get a PS4 with FIFA anyway.

    Comment posted on 20/08/2013 at 11:10.
    • pdannysan13
      Member
      Since: Mar 2013

      Well, I actually think it maybe their best move to try and push Xbox One in Europe. In North America I don’t know what is the situation but here almost everybody who has a console has FIFA. I personally don’t, because I am not that a big soccer fan but I know that people are crazy for it. I do not know if this move will tilt the balance in their favour but it is a smart move I think.

      Comment posted on 20/08/2013 at 16:35.
  3. Starman
    Member
    Since: Jul 2011

    I think there’s another conference tomorrow with Phil Spencer. Hopefully its revealed then.

    Comment posted on 20/08/2013 at 11:14.
    • Amphlett
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      [smutty joke] I hope that’s all he reveals!

      Comment posted on 20/08/2013 at 15:26.
  4. tonyyeb
    Member
    Since: Aug 2010

    Recently whenever MS spoke first Sony went and trumped it. MS changing tact perhaps by going second?

    Comment posted on 20/08/2013 at 11:15.
    • JR.
      Member
      Since: Apr 2013

      That’s what I thought. Smart move. Somebody at MS switched their brain on.

      Comment posted on 20/08/2013 at 12:18.
    • 3shirts
      Member
      Since: Aug 2008

      *tack.
      It’s a sailing term, to change tack basically means to swing the sails and move the bow through the wind (change direction essentially)

      Comment posted on 20/08/2013 at 17:30.
      • tonyyeb
        Member
        Since: Aug 2010

        Thanks 3shirts, I wouldn’t have slept wondering if that was correct or not ;)

        Comment posted on 20/08/2013 at 19:05.
      • 3shirts
        Member
        Since: Aug 2008

        I won’t apologise for educating :)

        Comment posted on 21/08/2013 at 11:16.
  5. Kivi95
    Member
    Since: Oct 2009

    MS waiting for Sony it seems.

    Comment posted on 20/08/2013 at 11:18.
    • Amphlett
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      That’s my thought as well. They have another press event tomorrow so may spill the beans then, which is obviously after this evening’s Sony event.

      Comment posted on 20/08/2013 at 15:25.
    • HunterGatherer
      Banned
      Since: Jul 2013

      This comment is hidden.

      Comment posted on 21/08/2013 at 23:32.
  6. TSBonyman
    Member
    Since: Dec 2009

    I guess there wasn’t enough interest to make an announcement? ;)

    Comment posted on 20/08/2013 at 11:21.
    • tonyyeb
      Member
      Since: Aug 2010

      They’ve emailed the 3 people who have pre ordered directly with the date.

      Comment posted on 20/08/2013 at 11:25.
      • Bilbo_bobbins
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        ha ha, good one

        Comment posted on 20/08/2013 at 11:31.
      • Butcher
        Member
        Since: Aug 2013

        Yea. That makes loads of sense been as pre orders have nearly sold out.
        Obviously another stupid ps4 fan boy.

        Comment posted on 20/08/2013 at 21:15.
      • freezebug2
        Member
        Since: Dec 2008

        Kitteh says hi (:%

        Comment posted on 20/08/2013 at 23:15.
      • 3shirts
        Member
        Since: Aug 2008

        Ah Butcher. You are new here. We are a friendly bunch of scallywags who like to gently rib each other and the industry. Try not to take it too seriously.

        Comment posted on 21/08/2013 at 11:17.
  7. blarty
    Member
    Since: Apr 2011

    Well, MS has already said it’s November, and they’ve delayed in certain territories – I doubt MS could match an October release date

    Comment posted on 20/08/2013 at 11:35.
  8. jimmy-google
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    Maybe they don’t know. It doesn’t fill you will confidence though does it?

    Just hope they’re not rushing it to make their November deadline. The industry needs good competition.

    Comment posted on 20/08/2013 at 11:49.
  9. cam the man
    Member
    Since: May 2009

    I’ve read a few reports that have said there has been a few problems with the embedded ESRAM on their chips so the yield is a lot lower than what they hoped. MS deny it but the excuses they gave for the territory delays were rather weak.

    Comment posted on 20/08/2013 at 12:01.
  10. EFTyphoon
    Member
    Since: Aug 2013

    hmmmm….I definitely think they are waiting for Sony to show their “hand”…
    What happens right, if then Sony don’t tell us their release date!? ha-ha.
    It’ll be like some release date void we will be stuck in. :0)

    Comment posted on 20/08/2013 at 14:01.

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