Last week, The Verge senior editor Tom Warren announced on Twitter that Microsoft would finally open pre-orders for their new Xbox One X console, two months after its launch in E3 2017. As expected, Warren was correct as Microsoft did make the Xbox One X available on pre-order but with a twist.

Codename Project Scorpio

For many months, there were reports and rumors of Microsoft naming their next gaming console as “Project Scorpio.” During E3 2017, Project Scorpio turned out to be nothing more than a codename as Microsoft’s newest gaming rig was launched as the Xbox One X.

Fast forward to today, the Redmond based tech company sees to pay homage to not only Project Scorpio but also the very first Xbox One with the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition. Microsoft currently has the limited edition variant available for pre-order instead of the variant that was revealed back in E3.

Paying homage

Although the limited edition variant and the regular Xbox One X share almost the exact same hardware, the former has a slightly different design cue from the latter. This difference in design starts right away with the box as it takes an obvious inspiration from the first edition Xbox One. Aside from that, the lettering on the box that says Project Scorpio Edition is in Xbox green.

Other than that, the console and its controller bear the name Project Scorpio, both etched in Xbox green. Also, another hardware exclusive for this variant of the Xbox One X is the included stand.

A great value for the money

Now, besides the unique hardware that the new Xbox One X variant brings to the table, Microsoft decided to add an extra mile for consumers who would look to pre-order the console.

The limited edition variant is also bundled with a month's worth of subscription to Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold good for two weeks. All of these exclusive add-ons to the Xbox One X doesn't come with a premium cost as the Project Scorpio Edition is priced exactly the same as the regular Xbox One X at $499.

Xbox One X Enhanced titles

On other news, Microsoft has released a list of gaming titles that have been graphically enhanced to make the most out of "the most powerful console ever made." Some of the games on the list is The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands, Tom Clancy’s The Division, NBA 2K18, Madden NFL 18, Halo Wars 2, Gears of War 4, EA SPORTS FIFA 18, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition, and Assassin’s Creed Origins. Check the full list of Xbox One X Enhanced titles here.