Free FIFA 14 on Xbox One only with Day One Edition preorders

Microsoft clarifies that bundled copies of FIFA 14 will only come with preorders of a European Xbox One Day One Edition.

Microsoft has clarified that only European preorders of the Xbox One Day One Edition will be eligible for a free copy of FIFA 14 when the console launches this November.

During Gamescom 2013, Microsoft announced that all Xbox One preorders in Europe would receive a download code for the latest iteration of EA's long-running football series.

Microsoft has not confirmed whether a similar promotion will take place in North America.

"Had a few questions on this so wanted to clarify: FIFA 14 will only come free with Xbox One Day One Edition pre-orders, while stocks last," tweeted Xbox community manager Graeme "AceyBongos" Boyd earlier today.

"If you have already preordered a Day One Edition Xbox One, or preorder one from now on while stocks last, you will receive FIFA 14 free."

Amazon UK has currently run out of its current allocation of Day One Edition preorders, but other major retailers still have stock. The Day One Edition of the Xbox One comes with a custom commemorative controller and a code to unlock an exclusive Day One Achievement.

"Another important note--the Day One Edition Xbox One FIFA 14 offer is valid in Europe, this holiday, while stocks last," added Boyd.

The Xbox One will launch this November for £429/€499/$499.

Written By

Hi! I'm Martin, for some reason or another I have managed to convince the people who run GameSpot that I am actually wor

Want the latest news about FIFA 14?

FIFA 14

FIFA 14

Follow

Discussion

1143 comments
Gitano
Gitano

just played the demo on the 360....what the hell did EA do to the phisics....I hope when the game comes out its better than this

Crobeam
Crobeam

I'm assuming from all the vilification of Microsoft here that most of the commenters are Sony shareholders since there's no other reason that someone would try so hard to put a negative spin on a free game. Its ridiculous how personal you all get over a console launch. Xbox was probably more popular (at least in the UK) to start and PS3 probably caught up to it. Its looking like it'll be the other way around this time. But so what, its just a fucking console and you have no personal gain out of which one does better vs the other so stfu and stop moaning about how Microsoft are "greedy whores trying to buy their customer base."

humanace
humanace

Will the download of the free Fifa 14 game require a live gold account.

Karchy
Karchy

"while stocks last" WHY?!
It's a download!!!

John Smith
John Smith

Haven't bought FIFA since Sega Genesis. When the team from Holland had Hans Van Smeiter a one man wrecking crew. lol Loved that game.

Darkhol0w
Darkhol0w

All the europeans that are Fifa fans have been playing it all these years on PS3. I really doubt this will change their mind even if it's a free copy, the console is still 40euro more expensive. 

 So they will still buy a PS4 instead because it appeals to them more. I may be wrong with this assumption, but all my friends at least in my country have always been either PC or Playstation players.

Stipton1
Stipton1

MS can afford to do these things while sony will be trying to get you to give them stuff broke ass company MS FOR THE WIN

longshotcubed
longshotcubed

If the One is delayed in Europe until 2014, shouldn't the free game be Fifa '15?

Kinan Patel
Kinan Patel

And that's why you should love Europe[Germany France Spain UK etc]

DEATH775
DEATH775

EA and Microsoft are both greedy companies. This is just a cheap way of getting people to buy their console.

Tucker Martin
Tucker Martin

Well, idk which part of Europe you're in, but assuming it's the UK, the difference in Minimum wage and the difference in our economic status's, the price differentiation is just as warranted as it is anywhere else in the world. Sure, when converted to USD, you're paying a larger number... But your minimum wage is also a larger number, the price adjustment is justified. I've had this conversation before with some Australians complaining about the price they have to pay... - _ - And when their minimum wage is more than twice that of America's, I find it hard to have any sympathy that they have to pay more than me.

Martyr77
Martyr77

So basically buy an Xbox One to get a game and THEN discover how terrible the system is.

Luis Torres
Luis Torres

Btw, good morning Sony Fanboys and girls. Glad u post up on the better system. Must mean u love Xbox One. Make the switch, ps4 was made for the mentally challenged. If u buy ps4, make sure u buy a helmet.

Luis Torres
Luis Torres

Carl toolan, you got the greater than facing the wrong way lil bud. Goes like this: Xbox One>Gaystation part 4

MinerAvatar
MinerAvatar

HA HA, jokes on you, North America gets a sticker instead of a game, yeah take that Europe! 

That was sarcasm for those that still have their blind rage sunglasses on that might have missed it do to high blood pressure causing you temporary blindness and clouding your rational thought. You know, those of you that are in love with a piece of plastic, granted it is shiny plastic at least.

Kian Slenderman Stevens
Kian Slenderman Stevens

There's just the same hardcore gamers in Playstation as in Xbox, Leon. Just because you're a Xbox Fanboy, doesn't mean to say you can defend your console with facts that aren't true. Anyway, there's lots of PS Fanboys in America and other places too

Leon Silavant
Leon Silavant

Well good for the people in Europe. I doubt it will get hardcore gamers into it.

Jimmy Moisan-Isabelle
Jimmy Moisan-Isabelle

lol yes they can give a free game to every1 its called marketing i just think is a big slap in the face for every body else then uk

bloody-hell
bloody-hell

How about buying a PS4 instead, which is 100 EUR cheaper and with those saved 100 EUR you buy yourself FIFA 14 and an additional controller ?

Sounds more reasonable to do that instead, especially considering all that false marketing and false advertisement (and "180's" and lies) that Microsoft pulled off recently.

By the time the XBone actually hits the store shelves it'll be an empty box with nothing inside if they proceed at that rate.

John Lancaster
John Lancaster

I'm pretty sure the only reason this is Europe only is because we will get ZERO of the features that the xbone is aiming at, ie all of those murican sports that the rest of the world has no interest in

kerrman
kerrman

I'm crazy jealous of Europe for this offer.. here's hoping North America gets a similar one!

DARKSPACE
DARKSPACE

First what is the Stock Number Total? 2nd this is the Official Twitter feed

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

Graeme Boyd @ AceyBongos  7:05 AM - 2 Sep 2013      

Had a few questions on this so wanted to clarify: FIFA 14 will only come free with Xbox One Day One Edition pre-orders, while stocks last.

Graeme Boyd @ AceyBongos  7:05 AM - 2 Sep 2013      

If you have already pre-ordered a Day One Edition Xbox One, or pre-order one from now on while stocks last, you will receive FIFA 14 free.

Graeme Boyd @AceyBongos  7:09 AM - 2 Sep 2013      

Another important note - the Day One Edition Xbox One FIFA 14 offer is valid in Europe, this holiday, while stocks last.

_______________________

The wonderment & awesomeness of MS & 1 Blurry vision in a Box. LOL

Mathew Witte
Mathew Witte

a free game ? its a bonus stop complaining. they cant give the game out for free to everyone. that would kind of defeat the point of making and selling the game.

Toni Pasanen
Toni Pasanen

Lol U have Better price! In Europe x1 cost too much!

James Melendez
James Melendez

And i'm assuming you're saying that as a spybox one sheep?

FrankZoex2
FrankZoex2

Still fighting over which console is better I see. Sony fans/Microsoft haters still jumping on anything Microsoft does til the end of time. What a f*cking bore. This article should only have half a dozen comments if you took out all the bullsh*t.

Crobeam
Crobeam

@Karchy I think it means the Day One edition stocks...

poeticas
poeticas

@Stipton1 yet they give this only for Day One edition which was sold out a month ago and will be sold out soon to ... NICE RICH COMPANY MS...

kokoalea
kokoalea

@DEATH775 I was just thinking the same thing dude!! Beside people don't waste your money on fifa 14, because it the same gameplay then fifa 13 except may be little bit more candy eye graphic.

themc_7
themc_7

@DEATH775 How is this greedy? pre order, get a free game! Is it greedier than Sony who said "why would we give something away from free at launch"

themc_7
themc_7

@bloody-hell I'm so sick of you trolls. If you want to buy a PS4, go buy a PS4. For some reason you still come and read every Xbox One article and try to persuade others to convert to Sony. 

Master_Adeum
Master_Adeum

@FrankZoex2 This has nothing to do with MSFT haters. MSFT has created their own haters. Sure there have been opposing sides before, but now Sony is overwhelmingly the bigger side. MSFT has fucked this up all on their own. If they hadn't created a shit console then people wouldn't be talking shit on them. I own both consoles. I have gone through 3 Xbox 360s since launch. 3 of them have broken on me, and my 4th one is already doing some crazy shit and will probably not last more than a year.

My PS3, on the other hand, is a first-generation PS3 and runs like it did the day it came out of the box. I changed out the hard drive and have a 2TB hard drive on it. I was able to upgrade to a 2TB hard drive for less than it cost me to get a 250gb hard drive in the 360. Playstation Network is free, and the service is comparable to Xbox Live in terms of speed and up/down-time. On the Xbox, I have to pay to use services I am already paying for (Netflix, Amazon Instant, etc). I don't have to on the PSN. On Xbox you have to have individual gold accounts for each player, and they are nerfing the family plan. The Xbox One REQUIRES purchasing the Kinect, a technology that CLEARLY the majority of people do not want.

Sony has always built a better console in terms of quality. Do they make less profit? Certainly. It costs them much more to build a console than it does MSFT. But it shows. Console quality of the Playstation is FAR superior to Xbox. There is no reason to expect anything different in the Xbox One than in the 360. Give it a year, Xbox Ones will start failing.

I wanted so badly to love the Xbox One, but will be unable to do so until MSFT pulls their heads out of their asses and offers a $400, Kinect-free package and a one year comprehensive warranty.

pheature1
pheature1

@FrankZoex2 alrite m8 i have a 360 and had a ps3 was a massive ms fan untill i herd all this mad stuff what they are doing and what they did would have bought the x1 if they stuck with what they first said even thou i wudnt of liked it but because they chopped and changes so much after having ten years to get it correct? and changing so much work in so little time, sacking there ceo? no good mate ill have to buy a ps4 and if if the x1 ends up being better which i cant see i will buy in the summer, i probley still will buy it - nutreal advice

Master_Adeum
Master_Adeum

@themc_7 @DEATH775 You get a lame game. If it came with a voucher to get a game of my choice, then I'd swallow the $40 I'd be spending on the Kinect and get an Xbox One. Sports game are dumb as fuck. Most people think so. There's a reason why I can go to the nearest video game store and pick up the NEWEST NFL, NCAA, FIFA, etc. game for under $5 used. They don't hold their value because every year another junk, barely improved game is released. The "Games With Gold" program is the exact same thing this is: MSFT realizing their console sales numbers are not good, and they're trying to bride people into buying an Xbox One.

MSFT keeps saying digital is the future. It isn't. It's that simple. When I buy a game, I want to own the game. I don't want to to own limited rights to use my game as the developer sees fit. That's like buying a home from somebody and them demanding that you allow them to remain in the home. It's just plain stupid. MSFT has fucked up this console, and they know it.

DEATH775
DEATH775

@themc_7 @DEATH775 If you can't understand when I say that Microsoft and EA is greedy companies then don't comment. This is just a way to reel people in while the way they treat their consumer is really sick.

bloody-hell
bloody-hell

@themc_7 I'm not trying to persuade, I just think logically and as a PC gamer I'd (if at all) want to convert you over to the "master race".

Why would any sane person pay more for less ?
It's not even complicated math or anything.
Add all the other limitations and recent news to the equation and it's a no-brainer at this point to forget about the XBone and get a PS4 if it 'has' to be a console.

Fail to realize that and you're stuck with a overly restrictive TV box with social media integration that follows your every step and has a handful of time limited exclusive games.

Thanh_Loan
Thanh_Loan

@Master_Adeum @themc_7 @DEATH775 First sport games are dumb in YOUR OPINION. dont state that as if it is a fact. MS does realize their pre- order is not good so they add more value to the console. It would be the decision making factor for some people. If you gonna buy PS4 or don't see enough value in the product then the X1 is not for you. 

It's been a while but digital is the future. When you buy a game you have not own it completely. if you own it 100% then you have the right to copy it many times as you want and resell those copy. just an example but you get the point. WHEN YOU BUY THE GAME, YOU BUY THE EXPERIENCE OF PLAYING IT, the disc is just the physic form of how the firm delivery it to you. But it's not efficient anymore. I know it controversial to say it but in some points, the customers are greedy because they keep selling their old games which would undercut the developers and publishers' sale? Everyone has a price for a specific game and when it hits that price they gonna buy it. If you want to play the game early you have to pay the premium price, and if you dont think it is worth that much then wait until the publishers drop the price. Look at STEAM, they sell new game at premium and eventually discount it till it's under $10. It IS a successful model in my opinion. in that way the developers will get the best out of their game (which they deserve it).

kokoalea
kokoalea

@themc_7 @DEATH775 They are all greedy i agree too but Microsoft are just trying to lure fools to preorder day one edition

themc_7
themc_7

@DEATH775 @themc_7 explain to me how EA and MS are any more greedy than a company like Sony, or Apple, or any other money making company