The Xbox One X console, formerly known as Project Scorpio, will be released in November. However, it is still unavailable for pre-order, which created speculations that the release has been put off until a later date. Microsoft officials have quickly put an end to the speculations and explained that fans would be able to pre-order the console once it gets the required FCC certification.
Mere hours ago, the Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer announced via Twitter that it “won’t be too much longer” until pre-orders are available. Although Spencer’s tweet is a bit vague, it hinted that the console has received the necessary FCC approval.
The Xbox One X had its grand unveiling at the E3 event held in June. Since then, fans have been impatiently waiting for pre-orders, ahead of the anticipated November 7th release. The Xbox One X will cost $499.99 in the US. Its retail price is set at £449 in the UK and €499 in the other European countries. According to previous Microsoft announcements, the Xbox One X will be the smallest console the company has ever released. It is also designed to stand vertically. The console will launch alongside Crackdown 3 and Forza Motorsport 7.
Spencer has also confirmed that Microsoft will “show off more” of the Crackdown during the Gamescom event running from August 22nd through 26th in Cologne, Germany. As for the other Crackdown 3- related news, the company revealed that Terry Crews will play Commander Jaxon.
Although Spencer’s tweet does not provide any information regarding the pre-order campaign, players remain hopeful that they will be able to secure a device in the next few weeks. Xbox One X fans also expect the company to reveal more details about the console at the Gamescom. Currently, only a 1TB model has been confirmed, but various more or less reliable sources suggest that Microsoft would introduce variants with larger hard drives.