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The Xbox Stay n’ Play pop-up hotel in Sydney is fully booked, but there’s still a chance to visit

As Microsoft prepares to launch the new Xbox One X on November 7, a pop-up Xbox hotel has appeared in Sydney in an effort to create some extra hype.

The hotel is called Stay n’ Play and can be found in Piramma Park. There, gamers can choose one of four rooms based on Forza Motorsport 7, Assassin’s Creed Origins, Call of Duty or Minecraft and book in for the day or even overnight gaming sessions.

Each room includes an Xbox One X, a 4K TV, Dolby Atmos headsets and Xbox Onesies to wear and take home (the rest of the stuff stays there, mates).

It’s unclear if there is a kitchen of sorts or any bathrooms, but that shouldn’t matter. Hardcore gamers will definitely bring their own Doritos and Mountain Dew, and everyone knows toilet breaks are for casuals.

But if playing video games all night in a park sounds fun, you are fresh out of luck.

Reservations – which were totally free – were on a first come, first served basis and booked out fast.

According to Stay n’ Play’s Eventbrite page, the room reservations are already fully booked. But if you are still keen, there will also be an open lobby you can visit.

There is no booking required for the lobby and it will be open on Friday 3rd November (from 8 AM until 4 PM) and Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th November (from 8 AM until 8 PM). It will also have an Xbox One X to try, but you can expect the lines to be long.

The Xbox One X is due to be released on November 7 and is the most powerful console to date. It features an eight-core processor with a 2.3Ghz clock speed, six teraflop processing capability and 12GB of RAM. It also supports 4K gaming.

Given the popularity of Stay n’ Play, maybe Xbox can consider setting up a full-time hotel for gamers looking to get away from it all.

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