According to the official Xbox blog, the company has decided to begin offering public demos of their unreleased console at 75 of Microsoft Stores in North America.
Dan McAughan, COO of Microsoft Retail Stores had this to say:
“As the Chief Operating Officer of Microsoft Retail Stores, I’m excited to share that we’re giving you an advance opportunity to come in and start experiencing Xbox One. Microsoft retail stores will enable consumers to experience Xbox One gameplay all day, every day leading up to Nov. 22. Fans will get to experience the thrill of racing and play the Xbox One exclusive title “Forza Motorsport 5.” They will also get a chance to check out improvements made to the best controllers in gaming.”
While Microsoft Stores are much harder to come by in comparison to Apple Store, you can visit this link to find the closest to you. Additionally, the article states they will be running an in-store promotion until the end of 2013 for anyone who demos the Xbox One in a participating Microsoft Store. These lucky consumers will be entered to win a “Forza Motorsport 5” Living Room Sweepstakes that is jam-packed with expensive items:
- A Forza Motorsport branded playseat
- Polk Audio N1 Gaming SurroundBar
- Thrustmaster TX Racing Wheel Ferrari 458 Italia Edition
- A $2,000 gift card to use towards completing the living room with a big screen TV.
The Xbox One is set to be released on November 22nd in North America as well as several other major countries. However, Microsoft has confirmed the Xbox One release is til 2014 for 8 European and Asian territories.
UPDATE: Just a few minutes after this article went live, Microsoft posted an in-depth 12 minute video tour of the Xbox One console which you can see below:
Source: Xbox Wire
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