With the Xbox One just about a week away from release in the U.S., Microsoft can’t wait to usher in the next-generation of gaming. In doing so, it’s got a lot of partying planned for the evening of November 21st.
The company will host a live broadcast on Spike TV on the 21st, starting at 11 PM EDT, which will show launch parties from across the globe. “Today we invite millions of Xbox fans around the world to join us for the launch of Xbox One, beginning on Nov. 21 as we count down the final hours to the launch of Xbox One,” said Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President of Marketing and Strategy. “Xbox One will be the biggest launch in the history of Xbox and we can’t wait to celebrate with our fans.”
The company will also host parties in New York and Los Angeles. Times Square will be the real hotspot, as 1,000 fans will be able to enter the Best Buy Theater and experience a performance by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, as well as hands-on time with upcoming Xbox One games.
In Los Angeles, the company will host an event at Milk Studios, and will offer the first 500 fans that buy an Xbox One system and/or game to enjoy an exclusive concert featuring Deadmau5.
If you’re in neither place, not to worry. Various retailers across the U.S. will be open at midnight for launch events, including Best Buy, GameStop, Sam’s Club, Walmart, and, of course, Microsoft retail stores.