The biggest challenge facing Microsoft and Sony’s next generation consoles – the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 – might not be proving the most powerful or having the best games at launch but the fallout from Covid-19.
Many gamers will have less spare cash to spend. And there has been speculation supply-chain problems caused by the pandemic will lead to manufacturing delays and higher costs.
This was supposed to be the week of the giant E3 games expo, in Los Angeles, a chance to build hype for the launches.
Instead, Xbox will give a first look at some games in development via a streamed event in July.