Xbox E3 Fanfest go quickly as expected, Microsoft adds perks for lucky few

Kip Kniskern

Xbox E3 FanFest

Last week, Microsoft messed up its ticket giveaway for the Xbox E3 Fanfest, when far more than the 400 available tickets were given away, causing Microsoft to pull back and start over again this week.

Initially, those disappointed fans were somewhat appeased with a 3 month Xbox Live Gold pass, but they got an additional surprise today as the company tried once again to release those 400 tickets.

According to a post on Reddit, this time the giveaway didn’t last long, with all 400 tickets gone after only 2 minutes. Once the giveaway was complete, Microsoft made a couple of additional announcements:

If you were lucky enough to win a ticket, you’ll also get access into E3 Expo itself, which for the first time ever is opening up to the public, having been locked down to press, industry insiders, and game developers up until now.

But those fans who tried last week and were disappointed weren’t left out, either:

E3 takes place June 13-15 at the LA Convention Center, with the Xbox media event happening this year on Sunday June 11th, moved up from its usual Monday time slot to avoid getting caught “in the middle” of other pre-E3 events.

Microsoft is widely expected to show off Project Scorpio, lots of games, and maybe even a few surprises at this year’s E3. We’ll be there to bring you all the latest, so stay tuned, and btw if you’re going to FanFest, let’s talk!