Xbox One X will have a limited “Project Scorpio” edition available when it launches this fall Microsoft announced over the weekend at Gamescom.
What makes it special? Well, there’s the box which resembles the original Xbox and also has the name of the system in a sleek green font. That same typeface will be present on the console itself, which comes in a black, graphite textured casing. There’s also a special edition controller that says, “Project Scorpio Edition” in the green lettering. I’m still bummed that the Xbox One X isn’t called Project Scorpio so I’m all for this console.
It’s sexy AF.
Look at it in all its beauty:
For those making the switch to the Xbox One X you’ll be happy to know that games like Halo 5 and Gears of War 4 will be getting free, 4K upgrades in the future to allow these games to take better advantage of the Xbox One X’s native 4K and HDR capability. Around a 100 existing games will get the upgrade.
Finally, if you choose to pick up the new system, switching to it from your old Xbox One should be pretty straightforward. Microsoft explained that anything you have on an external hard-drive can just be swapped over to the new hardware and games downloaded to the internal storage can be copied over via your in-home network. Settings should automatically carry over from one console to the other as well.
I switched from the OG Xbox One to the S with no problems.
The Xbox One X launches on November 7 with the Project Scorpio edition available to pre-order now. You can re-watch the Microsoft event in its entirety here.