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Microsoft Announces European Xfest Unplugged 2001

Event Aims To Introduce New Developers To The Xbox Development Process (October 15, 2001)
Microsoft Corp.announced European Xfest Unplugged, a one-day conference on the 30th of October in London for new game developers who wish to tailor their current development processes to the Xbox hardware. Scheduled for European launch in early 2002, Xbox is the future-generation video game system that delivers new and unforeseen gameplay experiences.

The invite-only conference, Microsoft's first European event specifically for new developers, is targeted at producers, programmers, graphics and audio artists who are looking to develop current and future products for the Xbox hardware. The session will cover topics such as graphics programming, audio features, and online development as well as the latest technical information.

"European Xfest Unplugged is our response to the many developers who have contacted us, wanting to learn how best to maximise the transition to Xbox hardware and ultimately secure a development deal with a publisher," said Adrian Curry, Account Manager, Xbox Developer Programs. "Xbox is a system designed from the ground up to empower developers to achieve their wildest game fantasies. We are very committed to events such as Xfest Unplugged, which will help address the huge wave of interest in the development community about Xbox and maximise the creative and financial potential of projects in development."

European Xfest Unplugged will take place on the 30th of October in central London. The deadline for registration is 12th October. For more information on the event, email with the word "invite" in the subject line.

Xbox ( is Microsofts future-generation video game system that delivers the most powerful games experiences ever. Xbox empowers game artists by giving them the technology to fulfil their creative visions as never before, creating games that blur the lines between fantasy and reality. Xbox will be available in North America on November 15, 2001 at the suggested retail price of $299.99. It will be available in Europe in early 2002.

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