The release of the Xbox One X is coming up pretty rapidly, and as an owner of a new fangled 4K, HDR-enabled set we’re starting to feel the hype for sure.
Microsoft kicked off pre-orders for the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition initially, which disappeared pretty quickly as expected, but beginning today the general public can hit up their favorite retailer (like Amazon) and also pre-order the regular, though just as powerful, standard Xbox One X console. So make sure to check back during the day for the first chance to snatch up a pre-order on what will be the most powerful piece of console hardware this generation.
The company also updated their list of current and upcoming Xbox One X enhanced games, which has now grown to over 130 titles.
See Major Nelson and Albert Penello discuss the XB1X enhancements in a new interview below.
Xbox One X Enhanced Interview:
Read on for the details from the Xbox Wire too.
Last month at gamescom, we unveiled pre-orders for the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition, a limited edition console designed for our biggest fans. Thanks to you, we saw record-setting sellouts in the first five days, making Xbox One X the fastest-selling Xbox pre-order ever with more Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition consoles pre-ordered in the first five days than any Xbox ever.
We know you are anxious to get your hands on the world?s most powerful console and so today, I am excited to announce Xbox One X standard edition pre-orders begin today. Local retailers around the world, including Microsoft Store and Microsoft.com, are opening up more pre-orders for Xbox One X, so be sure to get yours today.
When it comes to games, we?re thrilled to announce that you?ll be able to enjoy more than 130 (and counting!) new and existing games enhanced for Xbox One X to take advantage of its full power, including Far Cry 5, L.A. Noire, Greedfall and Okami HD. We set out to make Xbox One X the best place to create and experience games, and hearing how our partners are excited and committed to Xbox One X confirms our vision. See below for what some of our partners had to say about their experiences with Xbox One X. And for more information explaining Xbox One X Enhanced program, visit our Xbox One X Enhanced titles list and check out this video with our very own Major Nelson and Head of Xbox Console Marketing, Albert Penello.
?It?s a crazy powerful box. [Shadow of War on Xbox One X] will be the prettiest possible version of the game [among consoles]. We have some dev kits which also load a lot faster. While in development it?s extra nice to load a giant world in a matter of seconds so we can iterate faster. But it will also have faster loading times for players.? ? Bob Roberts, Middle-earth: Shadow of War Design Director, as quoted in GamesRadar+
?The experience of the game is the same across all of the different platforms. We try to make sure the game shines on every platform the best it can. Having said that, the Xbox One X version is absolutely the most beautiful version.? ? Ashraf Ismail, Assassin?s Creed Origins Game Director, as quoted in WeWriteThings
?Bringing a PC game to Xbox, Microsoft makes it really easy?So it really just comes down to making the gameplay good. And especially on Xbox One X, two hours after we got the dev kit it was running at 4K, 60fps. That thing is very powerful. It was that easy. I think we were expecting it to take a little longer than that, but no, it was a cinch.? ? Jonathan Rogers, Path of Exile Lead Programmer, as quoted in GamesRadar+
Xbox One X joins the Xbox One family of devices this holiday alongside Xbox One S and the recently-announced Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels bundle, Minecraft Limited Edition bundle, Shadow of War bundle and Madden NFL 18 bundle ? all also available for purchase or pre-order now. And of course, all your existing Xbox One games and accessories are compatible across the Xbox One family of devices.
We?re grateful to you, our fans, for your continued enthusiasm and to our developers for all their excitement for supporting Xbox One X as we march toward launch.