Xbox One X Project Scorpio Officially Announced

Last year, Microsoft announced their update to the Xbox One, which was given the name Project Scorpio, then it was given the name Xbox One X. Rumors of the limited edition version of the console with the “Project Scorpio” moniker were being touted this past week. During Gamerscom 2017 this weekend, Microsoft made it official.

Before you get too excited about it, it is the Xbox One X console and controller, but it will have the moniker printed in green on both the console and controller. Yeah, that is it. So if you liked the name before it was changed to Xbox One X (I would not blame you), now is your chance.

According to Polygon, The Project Scorpio edition will include a “sophisticated and dynamic graphic pattern across the exterior” that Microsoft says was inspired by the original Xbox. The set will also include an exclusive vertical stand.

“When we announced Project Scorpio last year, we were overwhelmed by the excitement from our fans,” Microsoft said in a release. “And although we revealed Project Scorpio as Xbox One X at E3 earlier this year, the codename will live on in the Scorpio Engine that powers the console, as well as in this limited edition console. 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 Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition will cost $499 — like the standard 1 TB Xbox One X — and will only be available via pre-order, Microsoft said. It is slated for release on November 7th.  Pre-orders are currently available on Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Microsoft Store, Target and Walmart.

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