Not too long ago, the head of Microsoft’s Xbox division, Phil Spencer, revealed that information regarding Xbox One X pre-order news would be coming today, and as it so happens, the executive has been true to his word. According to a tweet from The Verge’s senior editor Tom Warren, fans will be able to reserve the forthcoming console starting on the Sunday, August 20, 2017, following the company’s press event to kick off gamescom 2017.
Although not much else was revealed in the details shared by Warren, numerous fans replied to him regarding the news, with one user specifically asking if there was “anything else” to add to the announcement. While Warren didn’t specifically confirm or deny this as a fact, he responded by alluding to the possibility of those who pre-order the Xbox One X getting a free game to sweeten the deal.
Xbox One X preorders will go live on Sunday after the Gamescom press event
— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) August 17, 2017
Should Xbox One X pre-orders actually result in fans getting the added benefit of receiving a game with the console, Microsoft would do well to include an exclusive title from its library that has the potential in appealing to all audiences. For instance, Forza Motorsport 7 would be a solid choice to show off the might of the system.
Of course, the company also has the chance to show that the Xbox One X is the perfect platform for third-party games, especially since it’s being touted as the most powerful console to ever exist. With this being the case, Microsoft could include something like Assassin’s Creed Origins instead, as the tech firm did feature the Ubisoft action-adventure title quite heavily during its E3 2017 press conference.
All things considered, though, it’s safe to presume that fans are at the very least happy that they finally know when the Xbox One X will be available for pre-order, as there are surely plenty of gamers looking forward to owning the hardware. Although there’s no telling at the moment exactly how many units will be reserved and then purchased, analysis from DFC Intelligence has suggested that Xbox One X sales will reach 17 million units by 2021, which could help Microsoft gain some lost ground with the less-than-desirable amount of regular Xbox One systems sold so far.
Xbox One X will launch on November 7, 2017.
Source: Tom Warren – Twitter