A limited-edition Project Scorpio edition of the Xbox One X is now available for pre-order.
The $499 device arrives on Nov. 7, but you can place your order now. It includes a custom design with the words “Project Scorpio” printed on the console and the controller, and comes with an exclusive vertical stand. The packaging is inspired by the original Xbox.
The Xbox One, unveiled at E3 in June, was previously known as Project Scorpio. Now, “the codename will live on in the Scorpio Engine that powers the console, as well as in this limited edition console,” Microsoft said in a statement. “We designed the Project Scorpio Edition for fans to celebrate both our heritage and the power and precision that we are bringing into our future.”
The Project Scorpio edition will only be available in a “limited number” as part of this pre-order period. “Get them now before they’re gone forever,” Microsoft said.
— Xbox (@Xbox) August 20, 2017
The Xbox One X is the most powerful Xbox One game console yet. Its impressive specs include a 6-teraflop, 40-core GPU clocked at 1.172GHz with 12GB of GDDR5 RAM and a memory bandwidth of 326Gbps. On paper, it’s significantly more powerful than the Xbox One and Xbox One S.
It won’t replace the Xbox One devices, though; the One X will become part of the “Xbox One family.” One X is compatible with all Xbox One games and accessories, with room for graphical improvements when supported. This support will be found in newer games, along with a selection of already released Xbox One games with free patches (a model similar to the PS4 Pro’s improved performance with PlayStation 4 games).
Look for native 4K gaming; supported games will render natively at 3,840 by 2,160, with high dynamic range, and wide color gamut.