Microsoft has confirmed that the COVID-19 outbreak will not delay the production of the Xbox Series X.
In a recent GamesRadar report, Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella told CNBC that production is “getting back on rails”.
Nadella made clear that Microsoft will most likely have enough units ready to satisfy demand for the 2020 release slot, it still isn’t clear how the world will look by that time, so it could be worth taking this quote with a pinch of salt.
There are also many unknowns that may affect retail sales, as most major stores are closed down for the foreseeable future. But that may not affect door-to-door distribution for people ordering the Xbox Series X online.
Nadella did warn that the pandemic is putting Microsoft’s cloud services under heavy stress as a result of a surge of new people working from home.