Yet another misstep for Microsoft as it has been revealed that, despite earlier announcements, only Day One Editions of the Xbox One will come with a free copy of FIFA 14.
Microsoft has once again been forced to correct itself as the company clarified that only those who pre-order the Xbox One Day One Edition will be receiving a free copy of FIFA 14.
Despite earlier announcements and even a tweet from the official Xbox Twitter account (which you can see below), it looks like only those who pre-ordered the Xbox One’s Day One Edition will be receiving a download voucher for a free copy of FIFA 14.
@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
Microsoft social marketing manager Graeme Boyd took to Twitter earlier today to lay down some clarifications and confirmed that the earlier tweet from Microsoft’s Xbox account misspoke:
@brownmurder That's incorrect. Day One Editions only. I've let the team on that Twitter account know.— Graeme Boyd (@AceyBongos) September 2, 2013
Standard editions of the Xbox One will not include a free copy of FIFA 14 even if they’re bought through a pre-order.
The Xbox One Day One Edition costs the same as the standard edition but is only available in limited supply (it has already sold out completely on Amazon) and includes a free copy of FIFA 14, a commemorative controller, and a redeemable code to unlock an exclusive achievement.