Want to play with the Xbox One before release? Microsoft may be in your area soon


Xbox One tour

While the Xbox One entertainment console isn’t set for release until November 22nd, you might be able to get your hands on the next-generation gameplay! Microsoft is “touring” over seventy-five cities around the world, offering gamers a chance at playing with the Xbox One before its release.

“Beginning on Oct. 1 through the end of the year, the Xbox team will visit over 75 different cities around the world through a series of experiential events. The “Area One” tour will let people in the U.S., Canada and Europe get hands on with the Xbox One line-up of blockbuster games through a series of experiential events, while the Xbox One “Test Drive” will see Xbox hitting the road like never before to give people hands-on gameplay in unexpected places,” Microsoft stated in an official blog post.

Attendance is free of charge but seats are limited. You can have the opportunity to get your hands on anticipated game titles like “Forza Motorsport 5,” “Ryse: Son of Rome,” “Killer Instinct,” “Dead Rising 3,” “Crimson Dragon,” “Max: Curse of the Brotherhood,” “LocoCycle” and more. Here are the tour dates for specific cities:

  • Philadelphia: 10.3–10.6
  • Paris: 10.10–10.13
  • Toronto: 10.10–10.13
  • Chicago: 10.17–10.20
  • Vienna: 10.17–10.20
  • Atlanta: 10.24–10.27
  • Dallas: 10.31–11.3
  • Berlin: 10.31–11.3
  • Phoenix: 11.7–11.10
  • San Francisco: 11.14–11.17
  • Dublin: 11.14–11.17
  • Los Angeles: 11.21
  • London: 11.21–11.24

You might even spot a Xbox One “test drive” vehicle, where you can have the opportunity to try out the Xbox One. “Across the U.S., Canada, UK, Germany and France, Xbox will cruise the country in custom “Test Drive” vehicles, appearing at festivals, university campuses, retail centers and more in search of gamers ready to take the new generation of entertainment for a spin,” Microsoft explained.

You can head over to the official Xbox One tour website for more information and location details. The Xbox One is set for release on November 22nd.