It appears Microsoft is starting to announce digital launch events for the Xbox series, which appear to cover the midnight global launch of next-gen consoles. After teasing an announcement in recent days, the official Xbox Australia and New Zealand account has tweeted short excerpt of a magnificent view of Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown, New Zealand. The clip comes with a date and time, with fans invited to tune in on November 9 at 11:00 p.m. NZDT / 9:00 p.m. AEDT to watch the event. In a follow-up tweet, Xbox ANZ account added that the event will be “100% socially distanced and virtual,” meaning fans can tune in regardless of their location. Tune in Nov 9, 11 p.m. NZDT / 9 p.m. AEDT # PowerYourDreams pic.twitter.com/mG9OJKx8D7— Xbox ANZ (@XboxANZ) October 21, 2020The Xbox Mexico has tweeted a similar RSVP for a “special celebration” event that will have held on November 9 at 7 p.m. No announcements have been made regarding events in the US or UK but they can probably expect similar launch events as New Zealand is often the first country to start selling new consoles and games due to the time zone, the Xbox ANZ team is known for their shenanigans, so expect the unexpected – for example, when the Xbox One launched, the first console was dived in a tank filled with 20 sharks in an aquarium in Auckland. $ 449/749 AUD, while the Xbox Series S costs $ 299 USD / £ 249.99 / $ 499 AUD. Both Xbox Series consoles will be released on November 10. The Xbox Series X and S are currently sold out before launch but, with more units promised, keep an eye out for our Xbox Series pre-orders page – and if you want to know all about consoles before grabbing one, we’ve got our Xbox Series X and S guide. In other Xbox Series launch news, check out this episode of Unlocked where the team provides their reactions to the official Xbox Series X launch list. Jordan Oloman is a freelance writer writer for Esports Ray. Follow him on Twitter.