The lights are on
Microsoft is taking the Xbox One on the road to more than 175 different cities around the world starting next month.
If the event comes to your town it will be free, but you must be 18 or older to check out the Xbox One. Games on display will include Forza Motorsport 5, Ryse: Son of Rome, Killer Instinct, Dead Rising 3, Crimson Dragon, Max: The Curse of Brotherhood, LocoCycle, and others, but Microsoft does warn that not all games are guaranteed to be present at all events.
There are going to be two types of events for the tour: The Area One tour and the Test Drive tour. The Area One will offer a larger event with more games and will only appear in about 75 cities. The Test Drive tour will offer fewer games, but is more mobile as it will use special Xbox One vehicles and will head to more than 175 cities. Below are the confirmed dates and locations for the Area One tour:
For the full list of locations for both tours, you can head here.
[Source: Xbox Wire]
Our TakeTaking the Xbox One on tour is a good, but expensive way of getting the system into players' hands before launch. I have seen these kind of events before, and I am always curious if they entice new buyers, or are just interesting social opportunities for video game fans.
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I'll head to the Mall of 'Murica and give it a shot. I'm curious to see how bad Killer Instinct is going to be, because I expect it to be terrible.
Also, GI, why didn't you note when Nintendo was doing this exact thing with the Wii U over summer? They had a gigantic set-up at the Mall of America for pretty much the entire month of July. Which completely ruined my 3DS Mii Plaza puzzles as it revealed about 3 or 4 more that I didn't even know were out grumble grumble grumble was almost done with those damn things grumble.
Boston is pretty close to me, but unfortunately I am just not interested in the Xbox One at this time. I already have my console pre-ordered and I don't see a need to get the XBox One at this time. Also, I despise going to Boston so if I can avoid it I will.
Weird. They have multiple stops in Texas but somehow manage to forget Houston. Glad they at least remembered to make plans for stopping by New York and Los Angeles.
They did this kind of thing with the original Xbox. I think it was a great idea so cool that they're bringing it back.
Sorry, I'm completely booked after the 15th, duh.
Wow. Talk about NOTHING in the midwest. No love for Iowa?
i talked with they guy at fright fest in chicago and got picures too :)