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Xbox Series X fans dealt BAD news ahead of 2020 release battle with PS5

Xbox Series X release date will be one of the biggest gaming events of 2020, with Microsoft’s new console set to go head-to-head with the PS5 for sales. The next-gen of console gaming will begin later this year, when both the PS5 and Xbox Series X launch in the run-up to Christmas. Both the PS5 and Xbox Series X are confirmed as having a holiday 2020 release window, but other details are thin on the ground.

We have details on the specs of the Xbox Series X and know what the console looks like and that Halo Infinite will be a launch title.

While Sony has confirmed the PS5 will be backwards compatible, have a new controller which uses haptic feedback and will launch with new game Godfall.

But other details, such as pricing, the actual release date, and other launch titles are yet to be confirmed.

Sony and Microsoft should reveal more on the Xbox Series X and the PS5 this year as the release dates for the next-gen consoles draw near.

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And ahead of the start of the next-gen console war Microsoft fans look to have been dealt a blow about the Xbox Series X games line-up.

The next Xbox will surely have a better selection of exclusive titles following Microsoft’s flurry of studio acquisitions.

But it looks like the Xbox X won’t be won’t be launching with one title that had previously been rumoured, Comicbook reported in a post online.

It had been claimed that the Xbox Series X could be getting a sequel to Killer Instinct, following on from its big Xbox One return.

Killer Instinct was one of the launch titles for the Xbox One, and is a free-to-play reboot of the series that first appeared on the SNES and in arcades.

However, it looks like the possibility of a new Killer Instinct appearing alongside the Xbox Series X at launch has been discounted.

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Adam Heart, from Killer Instinct developer Iron Galaxy, was asked about a Killer Instinct return after tweeting about the studio’s next game.

Heart had posted: “I really hope we get to show you what we’ve been working on in 2020. I am in love with it.

“But we have a lot left to do and it will be ready when it’s ready. I just miss sharing the fun we cook up with you all.”

A fan responded that they hoped the next game from the studio would be a new Killer Instinct because it was their “only reason to buy a new Xbox”.

To which Heart responded: “It is not”.

While a new Killer Instinct won’t be an Xbox Series X launch title the future still looks bright for Microsoft fans.

At The Game Awards 2019 the fruits of Microsoft’s labour following their recent studio acquisitions started to bear.

The Xbox makers unveiled the mighty impressive looking new game from Ninja Theory, Hellblade 2: Senua’s Saga.

Stunning in-engine footage debuted at TGA which showed off a Hellblade game with almost photo-realistic graphics.

While Microsoft are also set to reveal more this year about their mysterious AAAA game from new studio The Initiative.

This dev has recruited plenty of top talent that has worked on God of War, Tomb Raider and Witcher 3 to work on the mysterious Xbox X game.

And we should be getting our first glimpse of the tantalising new title this year.

Speaking to Game Informer recently, Xbox Game Studios head Matt Booty said more on The Intiative’s first game will be revealed in 2020.

• Stay tuned to Express.co.uk for more Xbox Series X news and updates

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