The Project Scorpio moniker was the name of the Xbox One X before Microsoft announced the name. Of course, that name is dead and gone, since the console officially got its retail name. Or is it? Microsoft has announced during their Xbox @ Gamescom 2017 live event that they’ve brought back the Project Scorpio name, just for pre-orders. 

I totally didn’t expect that to happen and It’s pretty damned good. But what makes this so special? Read on!

This special edition Xbox One X will feature several minor differences that will set it apart from the standard Xbox One X. Of course, all these differences are cosmetic, mind you. The front of the Xbox One X will have the Project Scorpio name written in green text, on the left-hand side, . While the controller will also include the same green text, traveling up the middle of the controller.

One final detail is that the box that the system comes packaged in looks just like the original Xbox. No, not the Xbox One, the original Xbox – yes, that Xbox.

Xbox One X Project Scorpio

Keep in mind that this is a limited edition run. Once these are all pre-ordered and sold out, that’s it. So get your piece of history, or regret it later one.

As of right now, the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition is available in the following online/B&M stores:

The Xbox One X retails for $499.99 and will be released on November 7th, 2017. Upon launch, Microsoft will have over 100 titles that will have been “Xbox One X Enhanced”, similar to what Sony has done with the PlayStation 4 Pro.

For a complete list of Xbox One Enhanced games, click here.

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