Microsoft announces E3 media briefing and ‘FanFest’ details
Microsoft will hold its annual E3 media briefing at 9:00 AM PST on June 15 at Los Angeles’ Galen Center, the company announced via email invitations today. In what may or may not prove to be a hyperbolic statement, the console holder promised the briefing would feature “the greatest games lineup in Xbox history.”
Perhaps of even more interest to some gamers, Microsoft announced plans to circumvent the media and share the E3 experience directly with 500 lucky gamers. “Fanfest” is a promotion that will grant 500 gamers admission to Microsoft’s media briefing and a number of other events throughout E3 week. Major Nelson explained exactly what kind of access Microsoft will award to the promotion’s winners:
Entry into the Xbox E3 2015 Briefing on Monday, June 15th, 9:30 am PT, at the Galen Center in downtown Los Angeles.
Invite to the exclusive Xbox FanFest Party, Monday afternoon, June 15th, where fans will get to play the best exclusives and biggest blockbuster games this holiday and beyond.
VIP access to the Xbox esports Celebrity Challenge & Twitch Party sponsored by Xbox.
Meet-and-greet with some of the industry’s top developers, leaders and influencers.
Even more surprise events during the week.
Microsoft has not yet revealed how gamers can register for FanFest, instead electing only to say that participants must have an Xbox Live account and be at least 21 years of age. The company has not revealed at this time whether or not FanFest winners will gain entry to the E3 show floor. Gamers can read the FanFest FAQ here, but detailed information will be revealed at a later date.
Source: Major Nelson