As we initially expected both prior to and after the hardware announcement for the Project Scorpio which took place a few weeks back, Microsoft has recently confirmed that a full on unveiling of the Project Scorpio, will in fact be saved for E3 2017. While it’s still possible that the company will reveal more information about the console before then, don’t expect anything too large as the Project Scorpio is seeming like it’s going to be the star of the show come the company’s Press Conference time.

Alongside this information, Microsoft also announced that the Xbox FanFest will in fact be making it’s return at E3 this year, and will be the first event where attendees will be able to try out the Project Scorpio. The company had the following to say regarding the announcement:

“Once again, Xbox FanFest will give 500 lucky fans a one-of-a-kind, up-close-and-personal experience to the gaming industry’s biggest showcase.  Xbox FanFest: E3 2017 kicks off Sunday, June 11 and runs through Tuesday, June 13. Today, we’re happy to share the first details on just how you can go about taking part. First, as with previous Xbox FanFests, you’ll need to be over the age of 21 and have an Xbox Live gamertag. Next, you’ll need to get a ticket. We’ve had a big change from previous years, as we will now be employing an online registration process.”


The Xbox FanFest: E3 2017 is likely to be one of the largest events taking place at the show, and with only 500 tickets going on sale, you’ll want to act quick if you’d like to get in on the action. Registration is set to go live on Wednesday, April 19th at 6am PT with more waves of tickets becoming available throughout the day. 400 of the 500 tickets have been announced to be going out via a Twitter link during April 19th, so be sure to follow the #XboxFanFest hashtag, as well as follow @Xbox on twitter.


Microsoft’s E3 2017 Press Conference is expected to be a huge show mainly due to the Project Scorpio unveiling. XBox FanFest: E3 2017 ticket holders will also receive access into the Microsoft Press Conference, so that’s definitely a plus if you get your hands on one.

Microsoft’s E3 2017 Press Conference takes place on Sunday, June 12th at 2pm PT