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Xbox One’s free FIFA 14 for ‘Day One Edition’ consoles only

Monday, 2nd September 2013 14:19 GMT By Dave Cook

Microsoft announce that all European Xbox One pre-orders in Europe would receive a free download of FIFA 14. Acey Bongos has now clarified that the incentive extends to Day One Edition consoles only on Twitter.

Responding to a fan, Acey clarified the promotion:

This tweet corrects an earlier tweet from the official Xbox One feed which is now said to have been made in error:

So there you go folks, free FIFA 14 with your Xbox One, but only if you order the Day One Edition.

What do you make of this? Let us know below.

Via Eurogamer.

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  1. Aullah

    So… another lie.

    #1 8 months ago
  2. pukem0n

    they always said the console comes with FIFA 14 free if you get a day one edition

    show me wehre they say it comes with EVERY preordered console anywhere else than that twitter xbox account that was misinformed.

    and who cares, i preordered my day one edition :P

    #2 8 months ago
  3. Dave Cook

    @2 Doesn’t matter mate, a lot of people will have read that tweet taking it as gospel. It’s a poor gaffe at any rate :(

    And they said it was for all consoles at the gamescom behind closed doors press thing as far as I can remember. Don’t quote me on that though.

    #3 8 months ago
  4. amiralimadani

    confused ….. You mean that if somebody has an standard edition already pre-ordered, that means he/ she wont receive a copy of fifa 14 ?

    #4 8 months ago
  5. viralshag

    I thought all pre-orders were Day One editions? I don’t remember of getting the option of a Day One and a non-Day One pre-order?

    #5 8 months ago
  6. zinc

    Ah ha ha ha…

    So will they do a big press release correcting their *mistake*?

    #6 8 months ago
  7. Belmont

    ^
    As far as I get it,Apparently yes, only for people who pre-ordered the Day one edition stock.

    Microsoft should consider hiring new PR team !

    #7 8 months ago
  8. Phoenixblight

    @4 and 5

    Standard edition is the non-Day 1 version. SO if you have that, no FIFA.

    #8 8 months ago
  9. VibraniumSpork

    @7 “Microsoft should consider hiring new PR team !” – they should have done that about 9 months ago. Would have saved themselves a hell of a lot of hassle ^_^

    #9 8 months ago
  10. viralshag

    Oh well, my order says Day One w/ FIFA 14. So I guess I’m ok.

    Not really much of a promotion then and simply a bonus to the “loyal” purchasers. Bit crap for everyone else that thought they were getting FIFA.

    #10 8 months ago
  11. mistermogul

    Microsoft are on fire!

    #11 8 months ago
  12. OmegaSlayer

    @11
    yup, Sony had sprayed thew with fuel :p

    #12 8 months ago
  13. Templar_Dante

    MS are living up to being lying corporate suits at the moment. If you STILL defend them after ALL the shit, you sir are a fanboy of the worst kind. Those that have been a gamer long enough to know the 360 was the 2ND MS console, get prepared for the Xbone ship to sink if sales tank.
    And they WILL tank as the expectations are internally astronomicaly high. People always tout “Have you seen Titanfall?” Contrary to mainstream media, the crown jewl of Xbone is worth 20K preorders in the US. And KZ:SF secures 240K.
    Honestly, those buying an Xbone, goodluck, the new CEO is going to abandon it like the ORIGINAL Xbox 1.

    #13 8 months ago
  14. Hcw87

    @13
    Did you actually think you could buy an Xbox One three years from now and still get Fifa 14 included? Everyone who pre-orders will get an Xbox One Day One edition, unless they wait until a week before launch when they’re probably sold out.

    If you want a console at launch, then you pre-order as soon as you can. If not, then you’re probably not very interested in the first place.

    You can still get Day One editions. This is NOT A BIG DEAL.

    Crawl back to your Sony cave, and put on your tinfoil hat.

    #14 8 months ago
  15. viralshag

    Not exactly a lie, though, is it? It’s not like they’ve kept this secret until after the launch.

    You know this well in advance to cancel your pre-order if a copy of FIFA meant that much to you.

    It’s a cock-up, a disappointing one but that’s it.

    #15 8 months ago
  16. retrofied

    I hate to be that guy but here’s Corporate VP Phil Harrison announcing that “All pre-orders for Xbox One this holiday will receive Fifa 14 at no additional cost”

    http://youtu.be/rJOEtvdHoAw?t=31m57s

    #16 8 months ago
  17. Hcw87

    @16
    And all pre-orders are Day One editions, right? I don’t know of ANYONE who’s pre-ordered the standard edition. Why would they?

    #17 8 months ago
  18. viralshag

    @17, That’s what I don’t get… I simply thought all pre-orders at this stage were Day One editions. Why would you NOT pick that option unless they are in limited stock or sold out already?

    EDIT: Checked and there are limited stock at GAME in the UK but you can still order that version.

    Also, so many people were giving it the whole “oh it’s a dudebro game anyway, no good to me!” So it’s not that big a deal, surely?

    #18 8 months ago
  19. Hcw87

    @18
    Whiny entitled gamerbrats. Too many of them in this world.

    #19 8 months ago
  20. M. K.

    Well, day One Edition is already sold out Germany. Every pre order from now on is most likely a normal edition.

    #20 8 months ago
  21. orakaa

    @19: oh sure… because you’re nothing like that, are you? :D

    #21 8 months ago
  22. Lengendaryboss

    @14
    Your still throwing assumptive remarks without any evidence.

    Edit: @23
    Ok but i was referring to the Sony remark, but good to know ;)

    #22 8 months ago
  23. Eregol

    @14 @22 Seems Amazon won’t let you pre-order Day One consoles but will let you pre-order standard editions

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Xbox-One-Console-free-download/dp/B00BM2LLB2/ref=sr_1_2?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1378135480&sr=1-2&keywords=Xbox+One

    Whereas Shopto will let you pre-order Day One editions but not standard. Weird.

    #23 8 months ago
  24. Tech-N9ne

    Amazone.fr, Day One edition still available. Have 2 Pre-Ordered already from here.

    http://www.amazon.fr/gp/product/B00CUGKF2A/ref=s9_simh_gw_p63_d0_i2?pf_rd_m=A1X6FK5RDHNB96&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=16QM9XKT899345K1YG7V&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=312233167&pf_rd_i=405320

    #24 8 months ago
  25. redwood

    @2
    http://www.vg247.com/2013/08/20/xbox-one-all-european-pre-orders-include-free-copy-of-fifa-14/

    #25 8 months ago
  26. Sadismek

    Wait for them to make a u-turn on this one too.

    #26 8 months ago
  27. edragon

    Official statement from Official Microsoft site: http://i.imgur.com/5mAB8Ec.png

    They can change things in USA maybe, but this offer made to Europe customers. Those things what can work in USA not working here. When you offered something to customers you will need to honor that offer. You cannot change it later.

    #27 8 months ago
  28. SplatteredHouse

    More Microsoft bull and half-truths.

    #28 8 months ago