If you’re in the EU and were looking forward to getting a free copy of FIFA 14 with your Xbox One pre-order, then I hope you got the Day One edition of the console, because Microsoft has come out and clarified that it’s the only edition that will get the free game. If you’ve only ordered the standard edition, you won’t be getting FIFA 14 – free at least!
To quote what Phil Harrison, Microsoft corporate VP previously said:
All pre-orders for Xbox One this holiday will include a copy of FIFA 14 at no extra cost.
The official Xbox Twitter account even said the same thing:
@Ianoconnor22 All pre-orders come with FIFA 14 in Europe, Ian. Doesn’t matter if it’s a Day One console or not.— Xbox (@Xbox) August 27, 2013
Now, you’d think based on those statements that ANY pre-order for a Xbox One would get the free game right? Apparently not. Another person, this time Microsoft social marketing manager Graeme Boyd, just tweeted the following:
@brownmurder That's incorrect. Day One Editions only. I've let the team on that Twitter account know.
— Graeme Boyd (@AceyBongos) September 2, 2013
Given that the original Xbox Twitter account tweet above has now been deleted, it’s safe to say that this is Microsoft’s official position… for now.