According to Ukrainian media, Microsoft signed a Memorandum with the government of Ukraine on the development of Ukrainian IT — one of the points was the official launch of Xbox and its services in Ukraine.
According to the Deputy Minister of digital transformation Alexander Bornyakov, they already have preliminary agreements on the launch of Xbox, but the exact date is not specified yet — the official launch should take place before the end of 2020.
At the moment, residents of Ukraine can pre-order the Xbox Series X and S, but there is no support for services in the country yet- users are forced to choose other regions.
With the official launch, Ukraine can be selected as the country of residence, players will have access to the interface in their native language, as well as the ability to pay for purchases in UAH.
In addition, Microsoft will invest about $ 500 million in the development of cloud services in the Ukrainian market. The investment will be used to build two data centers in the country.
The agreements also provide discounts and special conditions for the use of Office 365, Microsoft Azure, and other cloud services for Ukrainian government agencies and organizations, as well as for projects in the field of education.
The Xbox Series X and S will go on sale worldwide on November 10.