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Xbox One now available in the UAE

The all new Xbox One console from Microsoft is now available for fans in the UAE. At launch, fans will be able to get their hands on an exciting line-up of games, bringing them the best exclusive titles and the biggest blockbusters. The Xbox One has launched in the UAE with a massive library of 53 Xbox One game titles.

“The Xbox One is Microsoft’s next-gen console and has already got fans excited. We had a very successful pre-booking period for the Xbox One bundle with the Kinect sensor. Over the next few months we have a number of exciting titles that will release for our fans in the UAE which will give them the best games, most advanced multiplayer experiences, and breakthrough gaming technology,” said Kerim Ozbakirci, Head of Xbox Division at Microsoft Gulf.

Making Xbox One the best place to play will be titles including “Forza Motorsport 5,” Dead Rising 3,” “Ryse: Son of Rome,” “Call of Duty: Ghosts” and “Battlefield 4.” Exclusive, AAA titles coming to Xbox One later in 2014 include “Sunset Overdrive,” “Forza Horizon 2” and “Halo: The Master Chief Collection” with access to the highly anticipated “Halo 5: Guardians” multiplayer beta.

Toufic Eido, Regional Channel Manager at Virgin Megatores said: “We haven’t seen this level of excitement for a gaming console in a long time, like we have seen for the Xbox One. Fans have been eagerly waiting for this day and we are really happy that we have been able to bring to them this next generation console. This launch is just the beginning and we are confident fans will continue to line-up as we launch new titles in the UAE.”

The Xbox One bundles in the UAE offer fantastic value, starting at AED 1,749 (non-Kinect). Each console includes a 500GB hard drive, Blu-ray player and built-in Wi-Fi — one Xbox One Wireless Controller, an HDMI cable, a chat headset and a free 14-day trial of Xbox Live Gold for new members. For AED 2,199, fans can get their hands on the Kinect bundle. Both bundles will include five exciting titles for UAE gamers to enjoy.

Fans choosing this Xbox One with Kinect will be able experience a number of games and entertainment experiences exclusive to Xbox including gesture controls, biometric sign-in, controller paring, Skype video calls, instant personalization, instant scanning of QR codes, and enhanced features only available with Kinect in games such “Kinect Sports Rivals,” “Dead Rising 3,” and “Project Spark.”

Other features that join the Xbox One experience in UAE include:

  1. Game DVR/Upload. With game DVR, you can capture and record your greatest game moments and Upload Studio makes it easy to edit and share clips with your community. You can capture the last 30 seconds of gameplay and then share your clip with your friends.
  2. TV on Xbox One. Watch live TV from your cable, telco or satellite set-top box through your Xbox One with HDMI-pass through.
  3. Apps. This year, a number of local organizations will be introducing apps for fans on the Xbox One, including ICFlix.com, MBC, Al Jazeera, DU and Etisalat.

All fans in the UAE can joing the Xbox One family by visiting retailers across the UAE including, Virgin Megastore, Geekay, Carrefour, Sharaf DG, Jumbo Electronics and Emax.

List of upcoming Xbox One game titles in 2014 includes:

  • Assassin’s Creed Unity
  • Disney’s Fantasia: Music Evolved
  • Fable Legends Multiplayer Beta
  • Forza Horizon 2
  • FIFA 15
  • Halo 5: Guardians
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection
  • Killer Instinct: Season 2
  • NBA 2K15
  • Project Spark
  • Sunset Overdrive

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