Microsoft reveal FIFA 14 comes free with Xbox One

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  1. Se777eN

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    New third-party deal primed for Gamescom announcement

    Microsoft has signed a landmark deal to bundle a "major third-party title" free with every Xbox One launch system across Europe, CVG understands.

    Each new Xbox One console sold in Europe (and perhaps the US) will come free with the title that alone will retail at £40 or higher, in an attempt to kick away at the £80 premium Xbox One has over Sony's PS4.


    A source with knowledge of the deal, who wished to remain anonymous, said the developments were part of Microsoft's goal of adding value to its system without lowering its £429 release day price.

    The specific game set to be bundled with Xbox One launch systems was not named, although it's understood to be a "major" Christmas release.

    Striking a deal of this magnitude is thought to have cost Microsoft further millions in budget as it prepares to launch its next-generation Xbox around the world.

    Sony has won favour among the games community for setting the PlayStation 4 price at $499 and £349 - which is $100 and £80 lower than the Xbox One launch RRP.

    This major game, the source said, is the "unique Xbox One exclusive" that Microsoft executive Phil Spencer said was being saved for a Gamescom announcement.

    Microsoft has declined to comment.

    CVG Sources: Microsoft to reveal 'major third-party game' comes free with Xbox One - CVG UK
     
  2. Foster

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    I wonder if it is CoD
     
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    According to MVC it's FIFA

    Personally don't believe it will be either FIFA or COD.

    Better guess would be The Fighter Within.
     
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    crack down 3.
     
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    Can't see it being CoD, thats not really an exclusive, neither is Fifa (would never buy that game but getting it free I would certainly try it to see if I like that kind of game).

    Crackdown 3 would be nice.

    GTA V would be better :)
     
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    Regardless of what game it is I don't see it as a particularly smart move unless there's an element of choice. Even the biggest selling titles like COD and FIFA are not universally popular and are going to leave a huge percentage of their market saying :boring:

    EDIT: Given the game is going to be the "unique Xbox One exclusive" then it's not going to be FIFA (whose licensing agreement with FIFA precludes exclusivity) or COD.

    Crackdown maybe, but that doesn't say "unique" to me as that is implying a Kinect title. Fantasia perhaps?

    EDIT2: As suggested in my previous post, Ubisoft's Kinect game "The Fighter Within" looks pretty plausible.

    http://www.nowgamer.com/news/2048270/xbox_one_exclusive_fighter_within_unintentionally_revealed.html
     
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    Better than nothing though isn't it, I swear at this point they could announce it comes gold plated and people would still moan!

    If it is FIFA ill spin it around at the counter for a trade in instantly. I hope its something new though.
     
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    I can just imagine it being a kinect title :thumbdown: - if they can't sell kinect games why not give them away! Do you think Microsoft would get booed of they announced that at gamescom? :banghead:

    Would be awesome if it was titanfall :D Let's hope ms is out of its routine of dropping clangers!
     
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    Of course it is, but regardless of what game you bundle there is never going to be a game that everyone is interested in, although on the bright side at least you would be able to trade it now ;)

    Anyway, you could bundle COD and FIFA and half the market still couldn't care less .......






    ..... and it's not COD or FIFA.


    EDIT: Also wondering why they think that they would need to bundle a game if all of their pre-orders are sold out
     
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    Come on Zt1903 a free game is a free game, if it holds no interest, then no loss it was free, seems strange to try to paint it in a negative light.

    Think you'll be right that it will involve Kinect, makes sense really, give a game away that encourages everyone to connect their kinect to the machine rather than leave in the box.
     
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    Ea have a good connection with M$ if its fifa 14 thats a mega deal that will cost them $$$
     
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    Isn't that already covered in the original post, Microsoft trying to show better value in the package rather than actually reduce its price.
     
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    Just wondering whats the best way to keep up with tomorrows events, because as we all know,there's no live stream?

    Cheers
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    I'm not saying it's bad - my post actually said that I didn't think it was smart.

    i love free games, especially if they are ones I want to play even more so if they are ones I would have bought anyway. Bundling FIFA 14 would work for me.

    However, it just seems a bit wasteful as a sales incentive given that not all potential customers will be interested.
     
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    It was just a random musing really, but why would you need to show better value if all your launch stock is sold out?

    Obvious answer: their launch units aren't sold out.
     
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    Wonder if the game isn't one we fancy we can get another? As like guns if it was FIFA or just one I didn't fancy it would go straight back over the counter.

    Knowing Game though they will give me £20 trade in value and at the same time place my game on the shelf as brand new :rotfl::rotfl:
     
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    £20 you'd be lucky there!
     
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    You're assuming that it will be a pack-in physical copy rather than a download code ;)
     
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    I think Kinect Sports Rivals... Would explain why it wasn't down to be a launch title when everyone expected it to be... Would 'boost' the Kinect side of things as upto now nothing jumps out to utilise the extra bit of hardware!
     
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    Isn't the game meant to be a 3rd party title, Kinect Sports is 1st/2nd party.
     
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    Fair one.

    God Damn You Digital Download - Day One achievement unlocked :)
     
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    You could be right but if it was the case then why cut back on Launch countries?

    I guess we may have some answers when they announce, but the above has just made me remember the press release for the reduced launch notice, weren't the countries not getting it now getting a free game as a way of saying sorry? in which case could this entire thread be a misunderstanding and none of the 13 release countries are getting a free game?
     
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    Don't think they said it was a lack of hardware for the reason they are not launching, was localisation according to thier press release.
     
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    If it is Fifa or COD Sony will be bricking it!
     
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    Bugga... never thought of that...!

    Gotta be something thats PEGI'd for all ages... of the launch titles, that would point towards:

    • Forza - 1st Party
    • EA Sports games - FIFA, Madden, NBA...
    • Just Dance!!! Please don't let it be this!!
     
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    Why?

    Could still pick up a PS4 and one of those games for less than the X1 though.

    Which in reality is probably the biggest hurdle here.
     
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    Which is quite clearly bull. Don't need a truthfact to smell that one!
     
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    Possibly buts its the only real piece of info we have.
     
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    That and the majority of sales of COD and FIFA 14 being on 360/PS3 anyway.
     

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