Microsoft announces E3 Xbox FanFest, running Sunday June 11 through Tuesday June 13

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Microsoft today announced the 2017 E3 Xbox FanFest, running from Sunday, June 11 through Tuesday, June 13. Just as in years past,  the experience will give 500 lucky fans a one-of-a-kind, up-close-and-personal experience to the gaming industry’s biggest showcase.

To participate, you’ll need to be the age of 21 and have an Xbox Live gamertag. You’ll also need to have a ticket, which unlike years past, will become an online registration process. Based on fan feedback from previous events, Microsoft has come up with the following method for locking in attendance to FanFest.

Here’s how it’ll work: 400 of the 500 tickets will be available first-come, first-serve starting this Wednesday, April 19. Tickets will be released in drops throughout the day, with the first drop starting at 6 AM PT. Stay glued to #XboxFanFest and @Xbox on Twitter for when those drops occur! Please note that you will need to have a credit card to hold the ticket. There is no charge to reserve a ticket but cancelation fees will apply. The remaining 100 tickets will be distributed through a variety of other promotions/giveaways. Follow #XboxFanFest on Twitter for when some of those promotions start. Be sure to hit the official Xbox FanFest: E3 2017 page for complete details and an FAQ.

The 500 lucky fans who receive tickets will be able to enter into the Xbox E3 2017 Briefing on Sunday, June 11, at 2:00 PM PT,  as well as a custom-built backpack full of gaming swag. As an added bonus, attendees will also get “Early Access” to Xbox’s hottest exclusives, Project Scorpio, and the biggest blockbuster games at a private event on Monday evening, June 12th. If you’re not lucky enough to attend, you can still tune into the Xbox Daily: LIVE @ E3 news show on Monday, June 12th by watching on Xbox One,, Xbox 360, and on the Xbox Twitch Channel.