CrossfireX Delayed to 2021 Due to COVID-19


Xbox Game Studios have announced the release date for the Xbox exclusive tactical first-person shooter CrossfireX has been delayed.

Originally slated to launch in 2020 for Xbox One and Xbox Series X, the game’s official Twitter account announced the delay to 2021. The reason for the delay was stated as complications caused by the coronavirus pandemic, and wanting to ensure the game match the developer’s own expectations.

“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.”

As previously reported, CrossfireX is a fast-paced first-person shooter with players taking on the role of members of one of the two most prolific private military companies.

In the campaign (developed by Remedy Entertainment), players take a stand in the globe-spanning war between the Global Risk and Black List mercenary companies, and shows stories from both sides of the fight. The game’s multiplayer (developed by Smilegate Entertainment) will be free-to-play.

You can find the rundown (via the official website) below.



A legendary PC franchise comes to Xbox in a fast-paced first person shooter offering a variety of exhilarating multiplayer experiences and a cinematic campaign that explores the global conflict between the world’s two most formidable private military factions.

Choose your battles

Drop in and join a squad of Global Risk or Black List mercenaries across a variety of classic and innovative multiplayer modes accessible to players of all skill levels and interests.

Who do you fight for?

A sprawling global conflict rages between the Global Risk and Black List mercenary factions in an immersive and cinematic single player experience that introduces players to the world of Crossfire through a series of action-packed stories told from both sides of the conflict.

Image: CrossfireX official website

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Ryan was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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