Xbox Fanfest 2017 Tickets Invalid Due to Site Error, Microsoft Forced to Restart Registration

By Jazz Rosin / 2017.04.21

Eager Xbox fans who want to register for this year's Xbox Fanfest were able to secure tickets for the event, but Microsoft announced that these are now null and void.

The excitement over seeing Project Scorpio in the flesh probably overloaded the site servers, as Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb explained that the registration process has now been cancelled.

"Fan enthusiasm overwhelmed our Xbox FanFest: E3 2017 registration website today, and unfortunately resulted in an error – causing the system to accept more registrants than we had tickets for the event in total," Hryb explained on his site. "We determined voiding this morning’s registrations and starting over would help make things as fair as possible for all fans."

Fans who were able to secure a ticket to Xbox FanFest 2017 were disappointed with the turn of events, with some airing their concerns on Twitter. Those who have registered and had their tickets void, however, will get something special as consolation, Hryb said on his blog.

As of press time, the registration for Xbox Fanfest 2017 has been postponed until further notice. More details about the next drop will be posted on Twitter via the following accounts: @Xbox and @moneyrumble.

As we have reported earlier, 500 lucky fans will have a chance to attend Xbox Fanfest 2017 to test out some Xbox exclusives like "Crackdown 3," "State of Decay 2," "Sea of Thieves", plus a first-hand experience with the highly anticipated console, Project Scorpio. 400 of these tickets will be given away via online registration, while the rest of the tickets will be distributed through various promotions and giveaways.

This year's Xbox FanFest event participants will also be witnessing Xbox's E3 conference live on Sunday, Jun. 11, followed by a "first-of-its-kind Xbox community event" in the evening. Attendees will also get to take home a custom-built backpack filled with all sorts of "gaming swag," according to Xbox Wire.

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