The new Xbox will be here in time for Christmas
Updated: Microsoft has launched pre-orders for the Xbox One X and at this year’s Gamescom we got up close and personal with the limited edition Project Scorpio edition of the console which will only be available to pre-order customers who get in there fast enough.
The Project Scorpio edition of the console will do everything the standard Xbox One X does (and it won’t cost any more, either). What it does do is give a nice nod to the fans who have followed the console from the very start with the codename Project Scorpio engraved on the front and on its matching controller. Rather than space grey, the Project Scorpio edition is a more matte black with a subtle grid pattern. They’re taking the matte black so seriously the controller’s buttons have even been blacked out. Take a closer look at the controller below:
As well as getting a closer look at the console we got to hear a little more about the process of transitioning between the old Xbox One and the new X.Microsoft said it aims to make this process as simple as possible and there are a couple of options for those making the upgrade.
The fastest way to transfer games from one console to another will be, as you’d expect, using an external hard drive. However, for those that don’t have a drive big enough, there will also be option to move games via your home network. This will take a little longer but it means you don’t have to set up a brand new console and re-download all of your games from scratch. You won’t have to move them one by one either as a new ‘bulk transfer’ feature allows you to select all of the games you want to move at the one time and then leave the console to do its thing.
When setting up the new console it’ll be possible to back up the settings from your original console and transfer them over, as well as select a ‘prepare for 4K option’ which will mean that as soon as an enhanced patch becomes available for a game, your console will start downloading it and have it ready for you to play.
Cut to the chase
- What is it? A new 4K-equipped Xbox One
- When is it out? November 7, 2017
- What will it cost? $499 (£449, €499, CA$599 or AU$649)