Remember when Microsoft first attempted their E3 2017 Xbox Fanfest sometime last week and it ended in disaster? Everyone who had entered the contest and had managed to snag a ticket, ultimately had their ticket voided as the system had provided more tickets than there was available?

Well, Microsoft is making good on those who had won a ticket that ended up being voided. Previously they provided a 3-month Xbox Live Gold subscription, which many considered a slap in the face, and they fully left Microsoft to know about it.

So Microsoft has come back with a much better-rewarding result. A pass to E3 2017!

While it hasn’t been mentioned, I’m going to assume that Microsoft went and purchased some of the public E3 2017 tickets. Remember, E3 2017 went public for this year and were selling 15,000 tickets for the event. 

Keep in mind that these tickets will only give you access to the E3 2017 event. They will not provide access to whatever Microsoft has planned for the recent Xbox Fanfest ticket winners or the Microsoft briefing that takes place on June 11th, 2017.

What’s more, it looks like these passes will be transferrable, so if you already had an E3 2017 pass, you can give it out to a friend or even sell it off.

Previous winners will be contacted via email in the upcoming weeks. Any and all questions regarding the E3 tickets should be sent to

I have to say that I totally didn’t expect Microsoft to do this and it’s nice to see that they recognized they dropped the ball and are making good on their mistake. I know quite a bit of fans that are happy they now have access to E3 2017.

E3 2017 takes place from June 13-15, 2017, and is being held in Los Angeles, California.

Good move, Microsoft!

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Keith Mitchell
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Keith Mitchell is the Founder and Editor in Chief of The Outerhaven. A grizzled IT professional during the day, but a passionate lover of video games after his 9-5 grid. Loves playing the Dark Souls series and has been gaming since he was 6 years old. Available for podcasts upon request.