Don’t Miss PAX East 2015; But If You Can’t Be There, You Can Still Get In On The Action!

The Xbox Booth #5044 in at PAX East in Boston is the place to play the hottest blockbuster games March 6-8, 2015. We’ll be featuring hands-on Xbox One exclusives like Halo 5 Guardians, Fable Legends, Screamride and State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition.   If you go, you’ll also get a crack at the highly anticipated Electronic Arts title Battlefield: Hardline and digital favorites like Ori and the Blind Forest, plus various [email protected] titles.  But if you can’t make it due east, that’s OK.  We still will be giving you the inside look here at our U.S. Events Website.

Besides great new games, the 
Halo Championship Series One Finals with Twitch and ESL will be on site, we’ll host some panels and also give PAX fans a chance to win really cool swag. We’re talking about taking home a custom Witcher III: Wild Hunt console, special edition controllers, along with some Xbox commemorative posters.  Attendees can even pre-order games right in our booth courtesy of GameStop.  When they do, they’ll get a $5 Xbox Live Gift Card in addition to one of the posters.  But fans can also take part from home.  Learn more about these activities, our full [email protected] Schedule and more at our U.S. Events Website.

Additionally, Major Nelson will be hosting an in-store event with fans at Microsoft at The Shops at Prudential Center on March 5 from 7-9 p.m. ET. More details to come, but plan to get there early because the lines will open at 6 p.m. 

Read on to learn more about what you’ll find if you visit the Xbox Booth at PAX East 2015:

Halo 5 Guardians  

We’re giving you another chance to experience the next evolution of Halo combat! The high-octane 4 v. 4 action of Halo 5: Guardians Arena Multiplayer is coming to PAX East.  Offering just a glimpse into the future of Halo multiplayer, it includes all the maps, modes, and weapons featured in the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta.

Need a break from the action? Then why not watch as the world’s best Halo players compete for the championship title! Head over to the ESL Arena and checkout the Halo Championship Series’ Season One Finals live or hangout at the booth—we’ll be streaming the action so you won’t miss a moment. Not at the show? Catch all the excitement streamed live at

Fable Legends

Fable Legends is the next exciting adventure in the genre-defining Fable series. Play as a Hero and team up with friends to battle against an evil Villain.  Or be the Villain and command an army of creatures to defeat the Heroes.

And now, multiplayer gaming is possible across Xbox One and Windows 10 devices. In Fable Legends, play with your friends or challenge the world’s greatest gaming community on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs.

State of Decay: Year One Survival Guide

State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition brings the hit zombie-survival-fantasy franchise to Xbox One, delivered in beautifully remastered 1080p. Both Add-Ons’ – “Lifeline” and “Breakdown” – as well as exclusive new missions, weapons, characters, and achievements will be included. Coming to Xbox One and PC April 28, 2015.   State of Decay will also be playable in Undead Labs booth (#3092) at PAX East.


With this just released blockbuster, you choose your side.  In a savage world of man vs. nature, are you the hunter or the hunted? The creators of
Left 4 Dead, Turtle Rock Studios, bring you Evolve, the next generation of multiplayer shooters where four hunters face-off against a single, player-controlled monster. Grab three friends and hunt the monster or stalk the humans as the evolving beast. Whichever side you choose, you will have access to powerful weapons and abilities that deliver balanced, competitive gameplay.  And here at PAX East, new maps for Evolve arrive first on Xbox One.

Battlefield: Hardline

Get a piece of the action in
Battlefield Hardline, a fresh new take on Battlefield that allows you to live out your cops and criminals fantasy. At PAX East, you will be able to get hands-on with Rescue mode, stepping into the boots of a SWAT operative tasked with saving innocent lives from the hands of criminals. Play Battlefield Hardline first with EA Access, only on Xbox One.


is the home of limitless innovation. Push the boundaries of thrill seekers everywhere. Take on your perfect role to complete each level in multiple ways. Scream seekers can prove their precise piloting skills, engineers can solve cunning construction puzzles and demolition experts can ignite the most explosive carnage possible. The path you choose is up to you!

Ori and the Blind Forest

Featuring hand-painted artwork, meticulously animated character performance, and a fully orchestrated score,
Ori and the Blind Forest explores a deeply emotional story about love and sacrifice, and the hope that exists in us all. Play the latest gameplay only at the Xbox booth.

[email protected]

We’ll be showcasing two titles coming to Xbox One from the [email protected] program:
Pneuma: Breath of Life from Deco Digital, and Swordy from Frogshark.

Pneuma: Breath of Life
is a mind-bending first person puzzler putting gamers minds to the test in a visually stunning world. Pneuma provides players with a relentless determination to progress through an ever increasing plethora of challenging puzzles that require perception, observation, and lateral thinking skills to succeed. Ships Feb. 27 on Xbox One.

is an 8-player, physics-based brawler featuring exceptionally large swords and other extremely dangerous weapons. A non-violent game of death and destruction developed by a new team from New Zealand, it has a sophisticated look and it’s coming exclusively to Xbox One later this year.

Xbox Panels at PAX East

All times Eastern Time

What it Takes To Build a Next-Gen Open World Game

Saturday, March 7, 10:30AM – 11:30AM,  Albatross Theatre

Join CD Projekt RED, the developers behind the highly anticipated Xbox One title,
The Witcher: Wild Hunt, as they discuss the challenges, opportunities, and everything else involved in building a next gen open world game. Don’t forget about the live narrated gameplay, too! Larry Hryb, aka Xbox Live’s Major Nelson, hosts.

Killer Instinct Team Panel
Saturday, March 7, 12:30PM – 1:30PM, Condor Theatre

See what the future of Killer Instinct holds, and get the exclusive on a brand new character! Everyone who comes to the panel will also receive a random Killer Instinct Pinny Arcade pin (while supplies last).

Major Nelson Podcast Panel
Saturday, March 7, 6:00PM – 7:00PM, Condor Theatre

Join Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE’s Major Nelson, as we record an episode of the award winning podcast “Major Nelson Radio” LIVE in front of a studio audience. There’ll be prizes, guests and probably fun.

General PAX Info

Friday, March 6 – 10:00AM to 6:00PM 

Saturday, March 7 – 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sunday, March 8 – 10:00AM to 6:00PM

See PAX East website for extended event hours and other evening activities.