Two months have passed since the debut of Microsoft's newest flagship gaming console the Xbox One X back in E3 2017. Which seems to be puzzling gamers and people who are itching to get their hands on the gadget as to why Microsoft has not made the console available for pre-order yet.

The hype begins today

With less than three months away from its scheduled November 7 release, further pre-order details for the $499 gaming machine has been quite scarce, up until today. XBox head Phil Spencer made the announcement on Twitter while responding to a fan's question regarding the Xbox One X’s pre-order schedule.

Spencer, simply replied with “we'll share more info on this tomorrow.” Aside from this, there were no other clarification or any further specific detail given in regards to today’s announcement.

A specific timetable

Now, granted that this is not the first time the Xbox head made a tease or mentioned the gaming console on one of his tweets. Back on July 24, he also addressed a fan on Twitter asking for any information about the Xbox One X pre-order dates. His reply was nonetheless, utterly vague and unlike his recent tweet, the only timetable he gave was “won't be too much longer.”

So should Xbox fans set their hopes high for a pre-order launch later today?

From the looks of it, eager Xbox One X fans should at least put their wallets back in their pockets for now as Gamescom 2017 is just right around the corner.

Gamescom 2017 in six days

With Gamescom 2017 less than 6 days away, Microsoft would be smart to wait and build hype for the Xbox One X before pre-orders would be made accessible to consumers.

Also, with the confirmation of Crackdown 3 being delayed until 2018, this is the perfect chance for Microsoft to introduce new titles that would replace Crackdown 3 as one of the console’s main selling points.

Lack of exclusive major titles

One of the Xbox One X’s biggest drawbacks, when it was launched in E3 2017, is the dilemma of paying $500 for a gaming console that doesn’t have that much to offer in terms of exclusivity of games.

With Crackdown 3 out of the picture and Forza Motorsport 7 being the only major title that is expected to release this year, it will be hard to push the Xbox One X as the best gaming console out there as of the moment.

However, with the Xbox One X’s powerful and future-proof hardware, for sure it won’t have any problems handling "triple a" games in the long run, which could be a good enough of a promise for consumers to spend their hard earned money on.