n just a few short hours, Microsoft’s next-gen console, the Xbox One, is set to be released worldwide. Now, if you can’t wait to get the console at launch, then this might be the next best thing.
Microsoft is teaming up with Spike TV to the Xbox One’s “biggest launch party in history.”
Set in New York and Los Angels, the festivities will start at 11 p.m. ET and will even have celebs to highlight this momentous occasion.
Here’s the full deal straight from Microsoft:
In the U.S., the ultimate midnight celebration will take place in Times Square in New York City. The world of Xbox One will come to life as zombies, Roman soldiers and supercars converge on the Best Buy Theater, where awaiting fans will be among the first in America to receive their consoles and countdown to midnight with great games, entertainment and special surprises.
The pinnacle of the evening will be a performance by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis in the Best Buy Theater, attended by 1,000 lucky fans who will experience the ultimate Xbox One launch. The first 1,000 people in line outside the Best Buy Theater in Times Square who purchase an Xbox One or Xbox One game will enjoy the concert in-person and the opportunity to enjoy special gameplay experiences with Forza Motorsport 5, Ryse: Son of Rome, Dead Rising 3, Killer Instinct, and other Xbox One game titles.
Special guests will be present, including Stallion83, who is nearly achieving a 1 million Xbox Live Gamerscore and developer partners from some of the most hotly anticipated Xbox One games.
On the west coast, Xbox fans in Los Angeles are invited to make history at Milk Studios, which will be transformed into a gamer haven, with gameplay stations for Forza Motorsport 5, Ryse: Son of Rome, Dead Rising 3, Killer Instinct, and other Xbox One game titles. Fans will countdown to midnight amidst killer games, entertainment and special surprises. The first 500 people to purchase an Xbox One or Xbox One game will enjoy an exclusive concert with deadmau5.
The live-stream will be available on Xbox Live, the official Xbox site and of course, by watching the video above.
Will there be megatons dropped? We’ll know for sure once the event starts later.