Microsoft at Gamescom 2017: Xbox One X news roundup

Microsoft had their conference day this Sunday at Gamescom 2017. The Cologne, Germany event featured more information about the upcoming Xbox One X, new games coming soon, enhanced titles for the new hardware, and bundles. People can pre-order the console starting today.

The latest video game product by Microsoft does not represent a generational jump in the traditional sense. It aims higher and beyond updated specs and capacity to focus on the core gaming experience and its transcendence regardless of console generations.

Gamescom 2017 is the first global stage since the E3 from which we have learned significant new details about the new contender in the console race. Without further ado, let’s break down some of the most relevant announcements of the day.

You can pre-order your Xbox One X now

With a launch day scheduled for November 7, fans were eager to know when exactly they could get closer to owning one of Microsoft’s new machines. Luckily for them, their wait is over since one of the highlights at Cologne was the announcement of pre-order services going live starting today.

In the United States, the Xbox One X costs $499, while in Australia it is AUS$649 and £449 in the UK. The console is already sold out on Amazon, but you can still secure yours at Target, WalMart, Best Buy, GameStop, and the Microsoft Store.

There are some sweet Xbox One X bundles available too

Another interesting piece of information we learned from Gamescom is the fact that there will be some special versions of the Xbox One X available upon launch. Most notably, we found out about a Minecraft and a Shadow of War bundle.

The Shadow of War bundle does not feature any themed design, but it does come with a few in-game goodies for fans of the Middle-earth franchise. On the other hand, the Minecraft bundle does come with a grass-blocks design and a custom Creeper Xbox controller.

Microsoft reps also revealed that all the pre-orders going live today are exclusively for the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition, a limited version of the console that comes at no additional price and brings a stand with it to use your Xbox vertically.

Xbox One X: enhanced games list 2017

Other than that, the tech giant showed a new trailer for Jurassic World, a game in which you can pretty much run your own dinosaur theme park just like in the movies. It was also revealed that Microsoft would publish the Xbox One X port for PUBG (Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds).

Redmond also released a list of games that are part of the Xbox One X Enhanced program and also set to debut along with the console this November. These are the titles that will get optimized to run in native 4K resolution on the upcoming console so far:

  • A Plague Tale: Innocence
  • Anthem
  • ARK: Survival Evolved (Game Preview)
  • Ashen
  • Assassin’s Creed Origins
  • ASTRONEER (Game Preview)
  • Battlerite
  • Below
  • Black Desert
  • Brawlout
  • Chess Ultra
  • Conan Exiles
  • Crackdown 3
  • Danger Zone
  • Dark and Light
  • Darksiders III
  • Dead Rising 4
  • Deep Rock Galactic
  • Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition
  • Dishonored 2
  • Dishonored: Death of the Outsider
  • Disneyland Adventures
  • Dovetail Games Euro Fishing
  • DRAGON BALL Fighter Z
  • Dynasty Warriors 9
  • Elex
  • Elite: Dangerous
  • F1 2017
  • Fable Fortune
  • Fallout 4
  • Farming Simulator 17
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • Firewatch
  • For Honor
  • Forza Horizon 3
  • Forza Motorsport 7
  • Gears of War 4
  • Gravel
  • Halo 5: Guardians
  • Halo Wars 2
  • Hand of Fate 2
  • Hello Neighbor
  • Homefront: The Revolution
  • Injustice 2
  • Jurassic Park
  • Killer Instinct
  • Killing Floor 2
  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance
  • Life is Strange: Before the Storm
  • Madden NFL 18
  • Mafia III
  • Mantis Burn Racing
  • Metro: Exodus
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of War
  • Minecraft: Xbox One Edition
  • Minion Masters
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • NBA 2K18
  • Need for Speed Payback
  • Ooblets
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisp
  • Outcast – Second Contact
  • Outlast 2
  • Paladins
  • Path of Exile
  • Pixar Rush
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Portal Knights
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2018
  • Project Cars 2
  • Quantum Break
  • Raiders of the Broken Planet
  • Railway Empire
  • Real Farm Simulator 2017
  • ReCore
  • Resident Evil 7 biohazard
  • RiME
  • Robocraft Infinity
  • Rocket League
  • Sea of Thieves
  • Slime Rancher
  • Sonic Forces
  • Star Wars II Battlefront
  • State of Decay 2
  • Strange Brigade
  • Super Lucky’s Tale
  • Surviving Mars
  • Tennis World Tour
  • The Artful Escape
  • The Crew 2
  • The Darwin Project
  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
  • The Last Night
  • The Long Dark
  • The Surge
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Titanfall 2
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division
  • Train Sim World
  • TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge
  • Warframe
  • Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide
  • We Happy Few
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
  • World of Tanks
  • WRC 7 FIA World Rally Championship
  • Zoo Tycoon

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