CrossfireX, an Xbox exclusive title that was expected to be released on Xbox consoles this holiday season has now been delayed to 2021. In a message posted on Twitter a couple of minutes ago, the CrossfireX team cited challenges related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as the main reason for the delay.
"After much deliberation, and in consideration of the challenges faced by the Smilegate development team due to COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to delay the release of CrossfireX to 2021. Moving our release will allow us to deliver the Crossfire experience on console our team set out to create. We’ll have more to share in the future," the message reads.
CrossfireX will be a console port of the PC Game Crossfire, a Counter-Strike like FPS that became one of the most popular games in China and South Korea since its 2007 launch. CrossFireX already had a public beta on Xbox One consoles earlier this year, and Quantum Break developer Remedy Entertainment is in charge of the game's single-player campaign.
We last saw CrossfireX during Microsoft’s Xbox Game Showcase in July, and the team remaining silent in the past couple of months wasn’t really a good sign. Unfortunately, CrossfireX isn’t the only Xbox exclusive that has been delayed to next year, as Halo: Infinite and The Medium already preceded it. If the first one still has no release date, The Medium will be released on Xbox Series X|S consoles on January 28, 2021.