The Xbox One X is now available for pre-order. Sort of.
Microsoft is doing a special limited pre-order for Xbox One X, a so-called “Project Scorpio” edition that’s a reference to the technologically beefy console’s codename. It is the same price as the standard Xbox One X ($499) and will launch the same day (Nov. 7) but has unique design elements.
For starters, the Project Scorpio name will be accented on the console as well as the controller in a green font, and the whole box will be done up with a unique premium paint finish. Apparently, there is also an easter egg on the back of the console for the ultra Xbox fan.
The insides of the Project Scorpio edition will be the same as those of the standard One X, which has some pretty intense specs capable of running games in 4K resolution and making even Xbox One games that haven’t been patched for 4K look a little shinier.
Microsoft announced that more than 100 games — including Fallout 4 and Rise of the Tomb Raider — will receive special enhancements from developers to make them look even better on the One X.
This Project Scorpio edition will be available in limited quantities, and although exact numbers weren’t shared by Microsoft, Xbox Chief Marketing Officer Mike Nichols said if people want them, they should order quickly.
“We do expect demand to outstrip supply,” he said. This (hopefully) only applies to the Project Scropio edition, and not the standard Xbox One X.
Information about pre-orders for the standard version of the console will come at a later date.