Update 6:37 p.m. PT: Ybarra says invites are now rolling out, but they may take 30 minutes to hit everyone. He also notes that these are simply opt-ins to say you're interested, and it doesn't mean you're in just yet. Good luck!
Original Story: If you've been waiting ever-so-patiently for your chance to test out the new Xbox One experience with Windows 10 on board, you'll be happy to know the invites are imminent. Xbox's Mike Ybarra took to Twitter this afternoon to announce that invites will start rolling out to the initial wave of Preview Program members starting at 6 p.m. Pacific time. From Ybarra:
"~6PM PST invites to participate in the New Xbox One Experience will go out via XBL messages. This is not download and run, just opt-in. Once we release it, remember we will select a small group and expand over time. You may or may not get in the initial groups."
As Microsoft has stated previously, this first wave of invites will include Preview members that have submitted the most feedback in the past. If you happen to receive an invite, you also have the option of declining — just in case you're a little worried about the stability. As for when the update will land for the general public, Microsoft plans a launch for sometime in November.