Microsoft is getting ready for the worldwide release of the Xbox One in a couple of hours, and that can mean only one thing.
The lines of people are beginning to form around the world, because they want to get their hands on the new console as soon as possible.
One place where people are already lining up for tonight’s Xbox One launch event is at Times Square in New York City.
Major Nelson tweeted a picture yesterday of a group of people waiting for the event, all of whom received an Xbox One-branded blanket to help them deal with the cold.
Dropped off some warm Xbox One blankets to those already in line for the Times Square launch event tomorrow night pic.twitter.com/xPCUrx7H67
— Larry Hryb (@majornelson) November 21, 2013
This was very nice of him to do with people braving the elements to secure a console at launch.
There is a New York City launch event at the Best Buy Theater, and according to Microsoft is the last place with Day One Edition consoles left; even gamers without pre-orders will be able to get their hands on a system while supplies last.
Nelson also says the systems will be delivered to the event in special armored trucks carrying the Xbox One name. That’s pretty cool with them bringing in the consoles that way and it shows Microsoft is sparing no expense to make this event spectacular.
The launch of the launch of Xbox One should be terrific with it being highlighted by Forza Motorsport 5 and Dead Rising 3.
Let me know what you think of the launch event and what has you most excited about the Xbox One.