GAME has announced plans to open a dedicated Xbox Store later this week.

The GAME Xbox Store opens this Thursday, June 20, at Shoreditch's Boxpark shopping centre, and is described as a "one-of-a-kind concept store" that features "playable gaming pods, head-to-head challenge areas, a Microsoft Surface display and the latest and greatest in Xbox hardware and software".

The move suggests GAME is tightening its relationship with Microsoft ahead of this November's Xbox One launch.

The retailer told us earlier this morning that it would be working "hand-in-hand with publishers" over the issue of Xbox One's DRM and the handling of pre-owned sales.

Source: GAME