After E3, Gamescom is the next major stop for game developers and tech companies to make big announcements about their products. Word along the gaming grapevine is that pre-orders for the Xbox One X will become available this Sunday, August 20th at Gamescom 2017.
Since their big Xbox One X reveal at E3 last June, Microsoft hasn’t said anything about when consumers could expect to pre-order their upcoming console. According to a tweet by The Verge senior editor Tom Warren, Xbox One X pre-orders will go live this Sunday after the Gamescom press briefing.
Xbox One X preorders will go live on Sunday after the Gamescom press event— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) August 17, 2017
This falls in line with the Gamescom announcement page that is currently posted on the Xbox website, which shows a pair of Xbox One X consoles alongside a countdown to Gamescom 2017. It doesn’t mention pre-ordering just yet, but the page certainly looks primed to do so. We can expect to see this page update with new pre-order information once the Xbox live press show for Gamescom ends on Sunday. Tune in at 12 p.m. PT/3 p.m. ET. if you wish to watch the live Xbox press briefing ahead of Gamescom 2017.
The Xbox One X will cost $499 USD, which is $100 more than its rival, the PS4 Pro. The Xbox One X will release worldwide on November 7th, though Crackdown 3 will no longer be the console’s launch title due to Microsoft recently delaying the game until Spring 2018.