Two days back, Xbox head Phil Spencer responded to a fan on Twitter that they’d be revealing further details in regards to the Xbox One X’s pre-order dates. Certainly, the Xbox CEO stuck to his word, as The Verge senior editor Tom Warren announced (also on Twitter) that after more than two months, the gaming console will finally be made available for pre-order.

Freebies for the early bird?

Warren also teased the idea of Microsoft possibly including a free game bundled with the Xbox One X for early bird buyers.

With "Crackdown 3" supposedly launching alongside the Xbox One X on November 7, what game could Microsoft bundle with the console?

"Forza Motorsport 7" is the only other big game title at its disposal. It would be a good replacement for "Crackdown 3." Another great option is to feature a third-party game to come with the console, especially with Gamescom 2017 just around the corner.

Just in time for Gamescom 2017

Gamescom 2017 will start on August 22 and will run for four days until August 26. With Xbox marketing the Xbox One X as the most powerful console right now, Microsoft can certainly take advantage of showing the gaming public how well third party games can be played on the device, considering the amount of audience Gamescom can pull in.

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Why is 'Crackdown 3' delayed?

In other news, as we all know "Crackdown 3" has once again had its release date moved but what could be the reason behind this delay? None other than Microsoft Studios Publishing general manager Shannon Loftis took the effort to shed light on the situation, clarifying that they still need ample time to fine tune the game. Loftis stated on Twitter “Crackdown 3:campaign, coop, & Wrecking Zone is moving to spring 18 so we can make sure we deliver all the awesome that Crackdown fans want.”

"Crackdown 3" seems to be a very important game for Microsoft, as absolute quality looks to be the primary concern for the delay. Considering that one of the Xbox One X’s primary concerns at launch was the lack of exclusive triple A titles, that would make the $499 price tag worth it. Setting back "Crackdown 3" for further development, instead of launching it with the console is quite a gutsy move for Microsoft.

The Xbox One X dubbed as "the most powerful console ever made," features a 6 teraflop GPU, 12 GB of GDDR5 memory and 326GB/s of memory bandwidth and is promised to deliver a true 4k gaming experience. The Xbox One X is scheduled for release on November 7, 2017.