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Microsoft’s Xbox One X Project Scorpio available for preorders ahead release

Microsoft kicks off Xbox One X and limited ‘Project Scorpio’ edition pre-orders today ahead its November release.

Microsoft first revealed its Xbox One X back at E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) last June 2017, and now it’s offering consumers to preorder the game console today ahead of its November 7th release. Just like the Xbox One Day One edition, the Redmond-based company is also built and offering a special edition for the Xbox One X: the Project Scorpio Edition which has a retail price tag of $499.

The Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition includes a gradient design on the video game console itself, alongside the device’s Project Scorpio codename on the controller and the hardware console. Consumers can preorder the Xbox One X at Amazon, Best Buy, Microsoft, Target and Walmart.

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The retail packaging for the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition also features an enourmous fading “X” that is quite similar to the first iteration of Xbox. Apart from the graphic pattern on the gaming console hardware and Project Scorpio branding, the changes are purely aesthetic. The hardware inside is quite identical to a regular Xbox One X.

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The Xbox One X is built to directly compete with Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro, and it’s ultimately more powerful at six teraflops of graphical power compare to the 4.2 teraflops on the Sony PS4 Pro. The software giant company is hardly working with third-party video games studios and firms to ensure Xbox One game titles are optimized for the new powerful Xbox One X. These enhancements and optimizations will be free to existing owners of game titles, and more than 100 video game titles have been confirmed for Xbox One X optimizations support.

While the video game publishers can’t create titles only for the Xbox One X, these video game studios can provide more assets, a higher resolution, and better frame rates on the Microsoft’s new console.

Meanwhile, Microsoft just revealed at GamesCom that Crackdown 3 will be delayed to spring next year. That leaves the Xbox One X and Scorpio Edition without a major Xbox-exclusive game title out of the box on its release. Microsoft has priced its Xbox One X console at a $100 more than the Sony’s PS4 Pro.

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