To make up for the delay of Kinect Sports Rivals
to spring 2014
, Microsoft will offer a free trial version of the game when the Xbox One launches on November 22. Called Kinect Sports Rivals Preseason
, the trial offers players the game's wave racing mini-game along with monthly challenges until March 2014.
Microsoft notes that players will need to download the Preseason
trial before November 30 to start earning points to unlock a "Founder" player title as well as a wetsuit and wake racer avatar items. The free trial will launch alongside a Kinect Sports Rivals
hub that distributes Preseason
's monthly challenges and rewards, which carry over to the full version of the game.