Xbox One X Pre-Orders Available Today; “Project Scorpio Edition” Officially Announced

Microsoft finally announced when you'll be able to pre-order an Xbox One X.

August 20, 2017

During Microsoft’s pre-Gamescom livestream, the house of Xbox finally announced when you’ll be able to pre-order an Xbox One X.

The answer is actually pretty simple: It’s right now. Pre-orders are currently lighting up at various retailers around the world.

If you want to find out where you can pre-order the console, you can check out our dedicated post.

The Xbox One X will cost $499, and will launch on November 7th.

It also comes with a lot of juice under its hood (at least for a console), including a CPU/GPU combo capable to deliver 6 teraFLOPS of computing power, 12 gigabytes of GDDR5 RAM, a one terabyte hard disk drive, and a 4K ultra HD Blu-ray disk drive. Microsoft promises that it will deliver true 4K games to the console space, even if developers have been left free to decide whether to aim for 4K resolution, or use the power for other elements, like frame rate, additional details and more.

On top of the pre-order details, we also got the official announcement of a special edition: It’s called the Xbox One X “Project Scorpio Edition,” and it comes “Project Scorpio” branding on the front plate and on the controller.

“Project Scorpio” was the original code name of the console back when it was revealed at E3 2016. One year later, at E3 2017, Microsoft announced the official name for the console, intended to be a nostalgic callback to the origin of the brand.

Yet, many grew accustomed and quite fond of the “Project Scorpio” name, which is the reason behind this special edition, that will be released on November 7th. It will cost $499.99 like the standard console.

Of course, only “very” limited quantities will be produced, so if you want to immortalize your status as a hardcore fan, or you simply like the name “Project Scorpio,” you may want to hurry.

The Xbox One X won’t have exclusive games, as it will fully share its library with the original Xbox One, which means that it will also be backward compatible with select Xbox 360 and even original Xbox games down the line.

If you want to see what it looks like inside, you can check out a video in which a Microsoft engineer builds one up piece by piece.

In case you missed it, you can check out the full recording of Xbox’s pre-Gamescom livestream, and see the whole presentation.

Below you can enjoy a video of the Project Scorpio Edition, and a couple of images of the console and its controller.

Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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