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Xbox UK Detail Launch Celebrations

For Xbox fans across the globe, the wait is nearly over. For Microsoft, as well as the fans – it’s a cause for celebration.

Despite the global pandemic, the Xbox UK team are putting on something rather special!

As part of the countdown to the release of the Xbox Series X|S, Xbox UK have announced a livestream launch celebration on Monday November 9th.

The show will be hosted by the Xbox On team (who I’m sure most UK Xbox fans are familiar with by now) and will feature gameplay from a number of titles, including Assassin’s Creed: Vahalla, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, the optimised version of Sea of Thieves and more. Not only that, but there are prizes to be won, including the opportunity to bag an Xbox Series X for yourself.

This 6 hour livestream will then culminate in something rather special in the skies above London as we say usher in a new generation of gaming.

Either way, if you’re looking to get in an Xbox kind of mood as you countdown the hours to your own console arriving, this might be the perfect next-gen appetiser!

If you’re not in the UK, the details for ALL the next-gen launch shows across the Xbox teams can be found below, via Xbox Wire:

New Zealand: Due to international time zones, New Zealand will be the first country to globally celebrate the launch of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. Xbox ANZ is hosting a livestream countdown for its fans on both sides of the Tasman in Australia and New Zealand, as well as across the world. The live event will begin at 11 p.m. NZDT on November 9 and continue through midnight to officially usher in the next generation of gaming. An official Xbox takeover will also take place during the stream, where Queenstown will be transformed into ‘Greenstown’ to officially launch the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series S. Fans can tune in via Xbox ANZ’s Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Twitch.

France: On November 9, Xbox France will host a local livestream event, Xbox Dream Live. From 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. CET there will be a celebration with the community on Xbox France’s Twitch and Twitter, including Q&A, contest for prizes, and more. From 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. CET on November 10, the Xbox team will celebrate the new generation of gaming with takeovers from game streamers and entertaining activations.

Germany: Xbox Germany will celebrate the launch of Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S with the Xbox Dream Stream event on November 9 at 7 p.m. CET on Xbox Germany’s Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and YouTube. Join the digital party with the local German, Swiss and Austrian gaming communities to celebrate the transition into the next gen with a spectacular livestream full of highlights and surprises.

Sweden: Xbox Sverige (Sweden) invites the world to tune in at 8 p.m. CET to Xbox Sverige: Launch Night Live as we bring a show packed full of content to celebrate the arrival of Xbox Series X and S. In partnership with DreamHack and Elgiganten, along with a roster of other amazing partners, the stream will serve to showcase every part of the next generation of Xbox gaming – from console, to PC and Mobile. Additionally, viewers are invited to preview games that are playable at launch, along with some special guests throughout the show. Be sure to tune in for all this and some exciting prizes to be won.

Brazil: The Next Gen is Now two-hour streaming event will begin at 5 p.m. BRT on November 9. Catering to the local Xbox community in Brazil, the livestream is hoping to engage tech enthusiasts as well as casual and hardcore gamers of the like. Attendees will have the chance to interact with the stream in real time and decide what will be shown, whether it be an unboxing, gameplay with content creators, trailers (Cyberpunk 2077 & Assassin’s Creed Valhalla) or an extended view of the new console features for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.

Mexico: Xbox Mexico will welcome the next generation of Xbox gaming during a live stream event on November 9 at 7 p.m. CST. This digital event has been inspired by the dreams of the Mexican community and will be packed with great surprises, fun dynamics, important announcements, and appearances from influential gaming opinion leaders and content creators throughout the country.

Canada: In Toronto Ontario, Xbox Canada will usher in the Xbox Series X as we Power Your Dreams through a showcase of local artists’ dream interpretations depicted on a 40 ft console floating in the Toronto Harbour on November 9 and 10, in a nod to the iconic Xbox Series X reveal from last year’s Game Awards. Stay tuned to @XboxCanada and @Xbox for more information.

United States: A mysterious 40 ft monolith appearing in the dreamlike landscape of Washington State USA, in a nod to the recent Xbox Power your Dreams campaign creative. It will feature local artist’s dream-work imagery. The structure and it’s ever-changing content will be featured in companion streams, social content and giveaways hidden throughout the day. We will also make select artwork available to fans digitally following launch. Stay tuned to @Xbox for more information.

Jon "Sikamikanico" Clarke

Follow me on Twitter @_sikamikanico_ UK Based- Father of two, wishes he could play more games but real life always gets in the way. Halo is my jam.

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