Microsoft has revealed more details on the Sydney Xbox FanFest. Gamers are able to line up to get tickets at 10:30am on Tuesday, September 27th at the Microsoft Store on Pitt St. Tickets are free but will only be given to the first 250 in line. The queue will open at 12:01am on Tuesday morning.
Gamers who visit the store on Tuesday will be able to meet some of the top Xbox developers and have the chance to win an Xbox Onesie.
Tuesday 27 September – Forza Horizon Festival (3:00pm – 7:00pm)
That afternoon, Xbox FanFest really shifts into a new gear as we host a Forza Horizon Festival right here in Sydney! Taking place at Sydney Dragway, Xbox FanFest guests will get to experience what it feels like to be in a drift car first hand, get hands on with the game in Xbox Alley, and get up close and personal with the Xbox Australia “Dream Machines” – two fan-fuelled, custom built motors created to celebrate the launch of Forza Horizon 3 – which will be battling it out on the drag strip in a high-octane showdown on the day. Special guests including Mike Brown from Playground Games, the developer behind Forza Horizon 3, will also be on site to meet and greet fans.
Wednesday 28 September – Gears of War Event at Bondi Icebergs, with Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer (4:00pm – 7:30pm)
On Wednesday afternoon, Xbox FanFest guests are invited to attend an exclusive, first of its kind Gears of War 4 inspired event at Bondi Icebergs, Sydney. In addition to having the chance to get hands on with exclusive Gears of War 4 gameplay – two weeks before the game’s official release on 11 October – fans will also hear Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer and The Coalition Creative Director on Gears of War, Chuck Osieja, discuss the highly-anticipated title. The two will be answering questions on Gears of War from fans during the event which will take place against the iconic backdrop of Bondi beach.
Thursday 29 September – EB Expo Xbox Booth Early Access (5:00pm – 8:00pm)
On Thursday 29 of September, Xbox FanFest attendees will have exclusive early access to the Xbox booth at EB Expo and get hands-on time with Forza Horizon 3, Dead Rising 4, while being the first in Australia to play Gears of War 4 Horde Mode! Fans will also have the chance to meet the developers from each of these titles, as well as well as the cosplayer Frank West and zombies which have been brought to life to celebrate Dead Rising 4.