Xbox One Release Date Announced by Microsoft

If there’s one game that almost every gamer, regardless of platform knows how to play, it’s the waiting game. We sit and wait for days on the latest info from our most awaited titles and for consoles? Even more so, as we prepare to be drip-fed official information in anticipation for a new and shiny game box to come our way. And we do it time and time again because the official stuff cuts through the clutter like a mighty sword. Thankful, are we, then, that Microsoft have put an end to the Xbox One release date rumours (for now – but more on that later) by formally announcing the console’s release date.

Microsoft have set the Xbox One release date as November 22nd for those in the following regions : Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, UK, and USA. As for those who don’t reside in those countries, they will have to wait until 2014 to gets their gaming mitts on Microsoft’s upcoming console.

The reason for this delay is said to be due to the Xbox One’s dependence on Kinect, Microsoft’s improved camera and microphone that allows for motion control and voice command, with Microsoft’s head of product development, Albert Penello, saying that “the problem is localisation.” As it’s less about translating text and is instead about Kinect’s ability to understand spoken languages, the delay in some countries allows the tech to work fully to unsure that everyone is able to use it properly.

We’ll let you know once we know more about the Xbox One’s 2014 release date.