Want to play 50+ new, unreleased games pre-PAX? For free?

Microsoft invites you to the next pre-PAX Open House

More than 50 games will be playable at Microsoft’s [email protected] Pre-PAX Open House, including eight as-yet unannounced games and “several first playables”, including Inside, Playdead’s anticipated follow-up to the delightfully grim Limbo

“Meet the developers and play some of our most highly anticipated titles, including Cuphead, The Flame in the Flood, Pit People, ARK: Survival Evolved, We Happy Few, SpeedRunners, Inside and Warhammer: Vermintide,” writes someone who probably works for Microsoft.

“Collect limited edition buttons for each game you play (while supplies last), and even pose for a picture with StudioMDHR’s Cuphead! See the Microsoft campus and stop by the Visitor Center to explore everything from the latest Microsoft Research innovations to the very first personal computer.”

For the full list — as well as details on how to book to attend the free event on August 27 — just click here.

If you’re thinking of heading over, free parking is available on the Microsoft campus, and complimentary buses will also provide transportation from the Washington State Convention Center to building 92. The first buses will leave the convention center at 4:30pm.

Hope you can make it! I can’t, so I’ll be crying in a corner here. 

Vikki Blake