Xbox One X preorders will go live soon, FCC approval complete
Last month at E3 2017, Microsoft announced the Xbox One X – its upcoming flagship gaming console set to drive 4K gaming in the living room. While at the time both its release date and starting price point were revealed, preorders for the device are still yet to go live. Xbox head, Phil Spencer, has now confirmed it "won't be too much longer" until the Xbox One X is available to purchase, with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approval process already complete.
When the Xbox One X was first unveiled, Microsoft clearly stated preorders for the device would be delayed, while awaiting certification from the FCC. The government-owned agency, which regulates digital communications, has now approved the hardware, alleviating a hurdle to bring the Xbox One X to market.
Responding to a fan on Twitter, Phil Spencer confirmed its "plan is set" for delivering Xbox One X preorders, affirming eager fans will soon be able to secure the device ahead of launch.
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.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.— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) July 24, 2017July 24, 2017
Although the statement comes off as relatively vague, we may see preorders going live in the coming weeks. While it's possible the announcement may simply drop with little warning, many are also expecting an announcement at Gamescom, which takes place next month in Germany.
When the Xbox One X is available for preorder, consoles will start at $499 in the United States, with the UK and European pricing set at £449 and €499 respectively. As of right now, only a 1TB model has also been confirmed, though variants with larger hard drives may be offered.
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