The XBOX ONE is the Box Office Buz next gen console of choice, we think it offers the oomph and the titles to make it a true competitor for the number one, sure the messages at launch may have been off, most people not liking the anti-piracy stance etc but in the next few years distributors will be asking for these features anyway, Xbox One was just preempting the shifting winds of distributors wanting to protect their profits and intellectual property. It's not a bad thing but when you're launching a new product it's not something you want to dwell on.

Despite that stumble and the change in view from Microsoft, the XBOX ONE and it's launch titles are looking set to be the best of the bunch. The days of FPS titles ruling the roost are behind us and the adventure game looks set to win over audiences around the world with the help of the XBOX ONE.

If you're still on the fence over the future of your gaming preference, Xbox One is going on a world tour and will be coming to a city near you soon, check out the details below.

The Xbox team is taking Xbox One on the road, offering you the chance to experience the new generation of gaming before Xbox One launches on 22nd November.  Beginning on 1st October through the end of the year, the Xbox team will visit over 75 different cities around the world through a series of experiential events. The “Area One” tour will let people in Europe, US and Canada get hands on with the Xbox One line-up of blockbuster games, while the Xbox One “Test Drive” will see Xbox hitting the road like never before to give people hands-on gameplay in unexpected places.

“Area One” will bring a large travelling tour to many cities around the world, including London, Vienna, Paris, Berlin, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Toronto. Xbox fans will be among the first to get their hands on the upcoming blockbuster games coming to Xbox One, including hotly anticipated titles like Forza Motorsport 5, Ryse: Son of Rome, Killer Instinct, Dead Rising 3, Kinect Sports Rivals, Crimson Dragon, Max: Curse of the Brotherhood, Zoo Tycoon and more.*

“Area One” will provide a fun opportunity for large groups of people to try the latest games, learn about Xbox One, and enjoy some gameplay with their friends. While attendance is free of charge, space will be limited. So, if you’re 18 years and older, make sure you and your friends get to Area One early – we don’t want to miss you. For more information on the Area One Tour, go to xbox.com/onetour

Area One Tour Dates

  • Philadelphia               3.10 – 6.10
  • Paris                            10.10 – 13.10
  • Toronto                      10.10 – 13.10
  • Chicago                      17.10 – 20.10
  • Vienna                        17.10 – 20.10
  • Atlanta                        24.10 – 27.10
  • Dallas                          31.10 – 3.11
  • Berlin                          31.10 – 3.11
  • Phoenix                      7.11 – 10.11
  • San Francisco            14.11 – 17.11
  • Dublin                         14.11 – 17.11
  • Los Angeles               21.11
  • London                       21.11 – 24.11

Xbox One will also be taking to the streets to give fans a unique opportunity to try out the Xbox One with “Test Drive.”  Across the UK, Germany, France, US and Canada, Xbox will cruise the country in custom “Test Drive” vehicles, appearing at festivals, university campuses, retail centers and more in search of gamers ready to take the new generation of entertainment for a spin.

The Xbox team will visit over 175 “Test Drive” locations including cities in the UK. For more information on “Test Drive”, go to xbox.com/onetour

Fans in France, Italy and Spain will also be able to get their hands on the Xbox One line-up at the Xbox booths at Milan Games Week (Oct 25 – 27), Paris Games Week (Oct 30 – Nov 3), and Madrid Games Week (Nov 7 – 10).

The fun is just beginning as we count-down to the Xbox One launch on 22nd November. We hope to see you on the road!