Rumour: NXE to launch at 5am EST

Wednesday, 19th November 2008 07:10 GMT By Patrick Garratt


This X3F story claims that New Xbox Experience will launched today at 5.00am EST – that’s 10.00am GMT, or 11.00am CET if you’re on the mainland.

We’re chalking this up as rumour because we’ve asked Microsoft about this twice this week, to be told both times that the specific launch time of the UI update hasn’t been made available internally yet.

That doesn’t mean this isn’t true. In fact, it almost certainly is. We’ll try to get a confirmation of this UK time this morning.



  1. mart

    Says on Inside Xbox (or whatever it’s called on the current dash there) that it’s launching at 10am our time.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. patlike

    Radical. Ta.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Blerk

    Probably a good idea to launch it when most people are at work. Or in bed. Or both, if you’re a prostitute.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. patlike

    Or a professional heroin addict.

    Ive got it into my head that there’s going to be a groaning generator noise and all the lights are going to flicker at 10 o’clock.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Blerk

    Don’t forget, the internet will die. It’s the ‘biggest event in the history of the internet’, after all. Print some porn now, while you’ve got the chance.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Spiral

    Dammit, I can’t get access to the colour printer. We’re doooommmed.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Psychotext

    * splat *

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Johnny Cullen

    Ladies and Gentlemen, we’re fucked.

    Let the show begin in 45 minutes.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. GordonR

    My 360 went RRoD two weeks ago, and is inauspiciously due back from the Big Hamburg Repair Barn today. (This one being a replacement for the disc-mangling bastard they fobbed me off with two months earlier, in a previous hilarious RRoD episode.)

    I’m half-expecting it to just give up the ghost as soon as I get it, plug it in and start downloading NXE.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Psychotext

    If that happens GordonR, be sure to raise your clenched fists to the sky and shout “DAMN YOU MICROSOFT, YOU’LL PAY FOR CROSSING ME!”

    #10 6 years ago
  11. airdom

    5am Eastern time is exactly the same as when microsoft says they release their content (xbla & whatever) at 2am PST..same thing. so whats the big deal

    #11 6 years ago

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