Microsoft Shuttling PAX Attendees to Its Campus to Play Unreleased Xbox Games

PAX Prime attendees can catch a free ride to Microsoft's campus to play upcoming indie games.

Microsoft has announced plans to shuttle PAX Prime attendees to its campus in nearby Redmond, Washington where they can play a host of unreleased Xbox indie games. Why is this necessary? Microsoft says it could not fit all the games it wanted to show in its booth.

Interested? Admission is free. All you need to do is get on a special Sunset Overdrive bus that picks up from the Seattle Convention Center at 4:30PM and 6:30PM on Thursday, August 28. If you're under 18, you'll need a parent/guardian to go with you. There is also parking available at the Microsoft Campus, so you can drive if you want.

The event itself at Microsoft's campus will include hands-on time with over 25 upcoming Xbox indie games (none were named outright). Attendees can also speak with developers and walk around the Xbox campus. More information about the special event is available on Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb's website.

PAX Prime takes place August 29-September 1 in Seattle, Washington. GameSpot will be on the ground at the event bringing you news and coverage.

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Discussion

69 comments
kohle36
kohle36

This sounds pretty cool. Why is it that game companies are so much more likeable when they're fighting from behind?

deathstream
deathstream

Nice move.  Sony has been aggressive in the indie space (to fill a scheduling void, but it still counts).  MS showed some good indie stuff at E3 and Gamescom.  Pushing it hard at an indie show is a great plan.


I don't think indies are a good substitute for AAA games as some seem to, but you don't want to be perceived as lagging in any aspect.

jtthegame316
jtthegame316

i look forward to xbox one joining my wii u. the common thing with wii u xbox one has is a great line up of games

guydude3412
guydude3412

I wanna play unreleased games. Too bad I live on the east coast. No gaming stuff EVER happens in new York

oflow
oflow

this is awesome lol @ all the MS haters. You guys are grasping at straws. Comments here are straight comedy.


UMadSonyBros?

They got some decent indies coming to X1.

White Night, Below, Inside, Cuphead, Ori & the Blind Forest and #IDRAB all look great.

wookiegr
wookiegr

Unsuspecting passengers expecting a "free" ride never make it to Pax, end up as power sources for Microsoft's Cloud services.

BoozerX
BoozerX

At least people is enjoying those 720p games.

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

This is cool. Microsoft is offering a chance to play unreleased games. A ride to Microsoft's Headquarters at least MS is trying to showcase their indie developers.

rolla020980
rolla020980

An hour's worth of comments on an Eddie article and there are only 30? Come on people!!!!

daikkenaurora12
daikkenaurora12

The Redmond Brain Washing Campus.  Its where normal xbox gamers are turned into xb0ts.  

wookiegr
wookiegr

Cool, don't need a Gold subscription for once.

tommynj
tommynj

That is pretty awesome of Microsoft to do this.

homey_d_clown
homey_d_clown

In the Sony corner we have Sonyonly4

In the MS corner we have Kane6911

Fanboy Fight to the Death!!!!!!!!!!!!!

oflow
oflow

@deathstream I like indies, but I prefer quality indies.  The ones I've seen so far coming to X1 seem pretty decent. PS4 has a ton of indies but many of them are medicore, stuff you buy on the Steam seasonal sale for $2.


oflow
oflow

oops #IDARB sorry typing while eatting lunch =P

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

@wookiegr  Well the cloud is not going to power itself.  A Matrix-like setup will probably work great.

naughtygamer806
naughtygamer806

Willing to bet this guy has been abducted by aliens.

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

@BoozerX  Yes, "people is enjoying" non-1080p games a lot.  Well, maybe the Sony people "is enjoying" that, but the Xbox people "are enjoying" it.

oflow
oflow

@BoozerX better to enjoy a 720 game I can put my hands on than watch edited trailers and wait til Q4 2015 to play...

redwin
redwin

That's funny, lol, lol, lol,........... no!, we become xbots after playing the other systems.

rolla020980
rolla020980

@daikkenaurora12 

I need a little brainwashing... mine is feeling a little dirty at the moment... 

And that's how you make a joke...

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

Hey what about me? Most people consider me a Sony Tool but that title goes to AmazonAngry.

xboxonly1
xboxonly1

@oflow @deathstream  agreed but a prefer some indies to be bad quality, E.G goat simulator that game is just so funny when it glitches out on you :) cant wait for them to announce other cool indie games :)

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Cuphead looks fascinating. That is a day One purchase for sure. Oh, and that 8 bit prison break One looks amazingly good.

saltlife225
saltlife225

@sonyonly4 @saltlife225 You're in grade school, kid. You're a joke. It's investment. Amazon posts a loss every quarter because it's INVESTING. Take a business class if you ever end up at college.

wookiegr
wookiegr

@saltlife225 @wookiegr Reluctantly I did get back on Gold just last week. I got a good deal on a year and went for it. Since I had my account banned for playing Halo 4 a few days early from the 360 I have to start all over again. Wookie Groomer if anyone wants to send a friend request.

saltlife225
saltlife225

@wookiegr My original one was banned from yelling at little kids over CoD. Now I don't feel so alone.