Microsoft today announced worldwide preorder availability for the standard version of its new Xbox One X console. The device, first unveiled back at E3 in June, has only been available up until now as the Project Scorpio special edition, preorders for which promptly sold out when Microsoft began selling them during the Gamescom conference last month. Now, the company says preoreders for the standard black Xbox One X will be available at local retailers around the world, as well as through its own website and the Microsoft Store. The console will retail for $499 in the US with 1TB of storage, and it starts shipping worldwide starting November 7th.
The Xbox One X will run the same games as the cheaper Xbox One S. Many will be “enhanced,” however, with up to 4K resolution graphics and 60 frames per second performance. Today, Microsoft confirmed that “more than 130” new and existing games have now been “enhanced” for the system. Those include Far Cry 5, the remastered L.A. Noire and Okami HD. That number, of course, should improve over time as the One X install base grows and more developers experiment with the console. If, like us, you’re struggling to keep track of the “enhanced” roster, Microsoft has set up a dedicated website at xbox.com/enhanced.