Microsoft confirmed that it will be releasing an Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition console. The confirmation comes after news and images of the impending announcement were leaked online. However, publication of the leaks did not dampen Microsoft’s presentation at Gamescom 2017 on Sunday.The company took to the stage to reveal a whole host of announcements. Scoops included new games, trailers and details about Xbox One X pre Order dates.
Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition Confirmed
News of the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition console broke just hours before Microsoft began its Gamescom event. Initial reports seemed to indicate that industry insider named Wario64 may have been the first to publish the story. The leak had also been reported in Wired Magazine, although that post was eventually removed.
All that aside, there is no doubt that the Project Scorpio Edition console is a beautiful looking beast of a console. The machines’ sleek design belies an engine that will easily produce 4K quality resolution on new and old games!
The Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition is available to pre order immediately on the Microsoft Store. The company had not as of yet divulged any further details on pre order dates for the standard machine. A quick check on the Amazon UK store shows that the original Xbox One X is still unavailable for pre order.
Given that the Project Scorpio Edition will be limited in Quantity, gamers who wish to get their hands on one will have to move fast! You can pre order on the official Microsoft website here. Just like the One X console initially announced, the exclusive console will also arrive on November 7. Consequently, the limited edition console is also priced at £449.99, or $499.99.
The console’s name is a special nod to One X code-name during the development stage. Indeed, some still refer to the Xbox One X as project Scorpio even now.
Xbox One X Pre Orders
Amidst all this, Microsoft seemed to forget to give an update on Xbox One X pre orders. The console is due for release in November and gamers are eager to reserve their units beforehand. Now the Xbox maker has revealed that Xbox One X Project Scorpio unit will be available to pre order. Hopefully an update will be forthcoming for those who fail to snag one of these Limited Edition units.
If you do manage to snag one of them, do share your experience in the comments section below!