E3 2018 is kicking off next week in Los Angeles and we know Microsoft’s Xbox briefing will happen this weekend before the expo. While there are no massive hardware reveals this year, the company does have something new to announce. WalkingCat reports Microsoft will unveil Xbox Official Gear Shop merchandise at the event.
If you watch any game-oriented YouTube of Twitch channel you will know the gaming world is big on “merch”. Microsoft seems to want a piece of the action. If you are an Xbox fan, the Xbox Official Gear Shop apparels and accessories should be ideal for you. For the rest, probably not.
Interestingly, at the end of last month, Microsoft detailed what we can expect at E3 2018. In that list was details of the first ever Xbox merchandise. Somehow just about everybody missed the following information:
“Visit the Xbox Official Gear Shop
For the first time, come and visit the Xbox Official Gear Shop by Microsoft Stores in the Xbox Experience at E3. Fly your gaming colors and show off your fandom for Xbox and award-winning franchises like Halo, Forza Motorsport, and Gears of War as well as limited edition designer collaborations. We will have more information on this exciting new initiative over the coming weeks.”
According to the new report, Microsoft will make the merchandise available from gear.xbox.com. As you might expect, that link is currently not live, but we expect it will be next week.
Earlier this week, Microsoft announced a huge pre-E3 sale. It is the biggest sale for the Xbox this year, including hundreds of savings on games and consoles:
The sale opened today and the offers that are available:
- $199 for 500GB Xbox One S console, whiles supplies last
- $249 for 1TB Xbox One S bundles such as the the Xbox One S PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Bundle, or Xbox One S Starter Bundle,
- $449 for Xbox One X console through June 23. If you buy one before June 10, you’ll also get a free digital copy of Red Dead Redemption with your purchase
- $10 off black, white, special edition and limited-edition Xbox Wireless Controllers
- Up to 75% off over 300 games on FIFA 18, NBA 2K18, Assassin’s Creed Origins, Forza Motorsport 7, Destiny 2, Super Lucky’s Tale, Monster Hunter: World, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Sea of Thieves.
One month of Xbox Live Gold and/or Xbox Game Pass for $1 on the Microsoft Store, or get six months of Xbox Live Gold for the price of three or save 50% off of 6 months of Xbox Games Pass at participating retailers.