Microsoft has revealed that for the first time in Australia the public will be able to gain hands-on time with the upcoming Xbox One console at EB Games Expo 2013. Microsoft announced the news during the Friday Xbox One presentation at PAX Australia, which saw the first reveal of the console on Australian soil.
Manager of Brand Engagement and Events, Debra McGrath, said, “We are thrilled that EB Games and Microsoft are combining forces to give gamers a chance to get hands-on with the Xbox One at this year’s EB Expo. We hope that this glimpse of the future is as exciting to the gaming public as it is to us. We can’t give away too much just yet, but watch this space for more huge announcements in the coming weeks.”
According to Microsoft, approximately 100 consoles will be available to the public at the EB Games Expo, allowing the public to gain hands-on time with the next-gen hardware. The PAX Australia presentation featured a look at the Kinect 2.0 and on-stage demos, including Ryse, Battlefield 4 and Killer Instinct.
Currently PAX Australia is underway on its last day of the now annual event, having been quite successful with a large number of gaming fans turning up for the three-day event. The AusGamers team was on hand during the three days so stay tuned for more details on what we found interesting and of course a number of exclusive interviews.
The EB Games Expo 2013 will take place at the Sydney Showgrounds, Sydney, Australia from Oct. 4-6, 2013. Tickets are still available for purchase which you find over here