Microsoft showcases Xbox One in Australia

The Xbox One gets its first public showing in Australia following Gamescom

Microsoft showcased the Xbox One to the media in Sydney

Microsoft showcased the Xbox One to the media in Sydney

Following the high profile debut of the Xbox One at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, Microsoft Australia recently showcased the console at a media event in Sydney.

The console on display in the photos has the final hardware, though the operating system and dashboard are currently being tweaked by Microsoft leading up to the launch.

The classic fighting series Killer Instinct was playable, bringing the long dormant franchise into the modern age with a graphical upgrade and free-to-play distribution model.

Forza Motorsport 5 was also shown, adding a whole new level of detail to the immersive driving experience the series is known for.

Capcom's zombie survival title, Dead Rising 3, was playable on the floor, with more interactive items and characters on-screen than in past installments.

In the casual space, the rock climbing mini game from Kinect Sports Rivals was on hand to demonstrate the improved capabilities of the Kinect sensor.

Xbox One, as well as the above titles, will be available in Australia on 22 November.

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