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:

  • 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

For the full list of locations for both tours, you can head here.

[Source: Xbox Wire]

Our Take
Taking 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.