If you missed previous opportunities to go hands-on with Microsoft’s new Xbox One X, you’ll now be able to try the new console at select Microsoft retail stores before its worldwide launch on November 7. “Participating locations include flagship Microsoft Stores in New York and Sydney as well as Microsoft Store at Bellevue Square Mall and Microsoft Store at University Village,” Microsoft announced today on Xbox Wire.
Those of you who will visit these Microsoft Store locations will be able to play Forza Motorsport 7, which will be one of the most visually impressive titles on the Xbox One X this year (if you haven’t done it yet, we invite you to read our full review). “More participating locations will be added in the coming weeks, and soon you’ll be able to play Xbox One X at all Microsoft Store locations prior to launch,” added Microsoft.
All Microsoft Stores in the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico will also celebrate the upcoming launch of the Xbox One X with giveaways, special events and more, and this is a great way to drive excitement for the new console. Last but not least, if you decide to pre-order your unit at your local Microsoft store, be aware that you’ll be able to pick it up as soon as 9 p.m. PT, Monday, Nov. 6/midnight ET, Tuesday, Nov. 7.