Xbox One X pre-order details set for release this Sunday

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As gamers await the pre-order details for the Xbox One X, Microsoft confirmed that it will be this weekend.

According to Gamespot, the company announced that they will unveil the details on Sunday, August 20, during the Gamescom event. The date will also reportedly mark the start of the console’s pre-orders.

The confirmation came on the heels of fan speculation that Microsoft will announce details on Thursday. When asked by a fan on Twitter regarding the release date of the details last Wednesday, Microsoft responded, saying “We’ll share more info on this tomorrow.”

Late last month, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said that details on the pre-orders were just around the corner. “Our plan is set for this. All approvals are done so now just landing the announce with all the info, won’t be too much longer,” Spencer said.

Players who are on the fence if they should upgrade to the new console do not have to worry about their old games and accessories. Microsoft confirmed that Xbox One accessories will be compatible with the Xbox One X.

Meanwhile, Microsoft also partnered with Taco Bell to promote the upcoming console. Customers who purchase the new Steak Quesarito $5 box will get “a unique code” starting Aug. 31. The promo code gives them a chance to win an Xbox One X. “Boxes will be available during the promotion from August 31 to October 4 at participating Taco Bell locations while supplies last,” read the announcement.

In addition, “a potential winner will be notified on an average of every 10 minutes.” Apart from the console, winners will also get a copy of “Forza Motorsport 7” plus three months’ worth of Xbox Game Pass subscription.

Tagged as “the most powerful console ever,” the Xbox One X features remarkable specs. Having those result in an “immersive true 4K” type of gaming experience. It comes with a six Teraflop GPU that clocks at 1.172 GHz, and 12GB of GDDR5 memory. It also boasts of a 326GB of memory bandwidth.

The Xbox One X officially launches on Nov. 7, with a price tag of $499.