Xbox lead Phil Spencer surprises fans who lined up for Xbox FanFest tickets in LA

Microsoft started lining people up on Saturday night at the Microsoft Store in Los Angeles so they could get tickets for this coming week's Xbox FanFest events. People who got in line also got an extra surprise; an early morning visit from Microsoft's Xbox leader Phil Spencer.

Spencer showed up to chat with Xbox fans and pose for selfies, along with Xbox Live head of programming Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb, the company's head of its games marketing team Aaron Greenberg, and Rod Furgusson, the studio head for The Coalition that's developing the new Gears of War game for the Xbox One. That team also gave out donuts from LA's famous Randy's Donuts to some of the people in line. Some people came from as far away as Panama to attend Xbox FanFest.

500 folks in that line will walk away later today with tickets to the Xbox FanFest events that Microsoft is holding in LA during E3 2015. That will include entry into Microsoft's pre-E3 press briefing on Monday, June 15, along with an Xbox FanFest Party later that day. Microsoft is also offering some surprises for those lucky fans, which might include entry into E3 2015 itself. Windows Central is attending E3 2015 and will be live blogging from the Xbox briefing on Monday. You can also watch that briefing remotely with a variety of methods.

Source: Phil Spencer (Twitter)

John Callaham