CVG Sources: Microsoft to reveal 'major game' comes free with Xbox One

New third-party deal primed for Gamescom announcement

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iamnsuperman1793d ago (Edited 1793d ago )

So FIFA 14 then. A lot of people in Europe like FIFA (big)

Timesplitter141793d ago (Edited 1793d ago )

I'm guessing more like Killer Instinct. I think there was a rumor saying it would be F2P

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

Not sure if they're saying the game is exclusive or the deal is exclusive, though.

Edit: nevermind, KI isn't third-party

stage881793d ago

Even if its FIFA the average person will still work out that they can buy a PS4 and FIFA for a cheaper price than the Xbox and a free FIFA.

I don't see how MS think this is a good plan.

UltimateMaster1793d ago

Article says the Ps4 is priced at 499$, 100$ less than Xbox One, wtf?
Did someone just smoked a 100$ bill?

gaffyh1793d ago

KI already was confirmed as free to play. It must be as a new game from MS, can't be FIFA, would be too expensive for MS, think of FIFA as giving COD away for free.

Timesplitter141793d ago (Edited 1793d ago )

yeah, I think if they reached an agreement to give the game for free, then the game must also benefit from this agreement. So I think it's gonna be a game that has a lot of paid downloadable content or something like that.

For instance, a game with DLC that planned on selling 500,000 units normally, would now be given freely to the 4,000,000 X1 launch window owners. And the DLC alone for the user-base that is now 8x larger would make this profitable. (I used random numbers here. I don't really now how many units consoles usually sell at launch)

slimpickens1793d ago

I don't understand why I would want a PS4 if I want an XB0 with the games and features I desire. I'm looking forward to this news and hopefully MS keeps on impressing after this complete change of character.

MWong1793d ago

Will probably be Dead Rising 3.

Timesplitter141793d ago (Edited 1793d ago )

well let's see. Among the major third-party launch titles, we have :
- BF4
- AC4
- Just Dance 2014
- Lego marvel
- Watchdogs

If we eliminate the mature titles, we are left with FIFA, Just Dance, and Lego Marvel. Personally, I'm betting it's Just Dance since it'll make use of Kinect and it a family-friendly title whose popularity is not limited to European audiences. And it relies heavily on DLC. Perfect candidate right there

CRAIG6671793d ago

It's NOT killer instinct.

badchestpains1793d ago

Its great ms are giving fifa away fo4 no extra cost, but surely sony can just bundle fifa and then also claim they are giving DC universe online, planetside 2 and warframe away?


Xbox one, fifa and killer instinct = £429.00 + gold

Ps4, fifa, dc universe, warframe, planet side and drive club = £389.00 + ps plus?

Average mum walks into game and sees fifa on both boxes, but one has more games and a picture of batman and superman on and its cheaper?

still, good move by MS.

firelogic1793d ago

You're already paying $100 more vs a PS4. Including a game isn't a big deal, regardless of what that game is. The kinect isn't $100, as that was already revealed by MS execs. so if you get a ps4, a game, and the pseye, that covers $500 right there. same as an xb1, kinect, + free game.

nirwanda1793d ago

It won't be battlefield, COD, assassins creed, Deadrising, watchdog or ryse as they are not playable by all the family so unless they do multiple SKU it cant be any of those.

TheGrimReaper00111793d ago

Killer Instinct is confirmed to be F2P
However, you only get one character
The rest you have to buy for 5 - 10 dollars each
Prices are not confirmed, but there was a leak
They responded to this by saying
"Well usually, people only fight with 5 characters."
Price might change though

devwan1793d ago (Edited 1793d ago )

@Timesplitter14 "4,000,000 X1 launch window owners"

In microsoft's wildest dreams.

OT: It looks like it's FIFA14 from reports of stuff seen at EA's booth at Gamescom, but will the free game be a retail copy or a download for live members?

redwin1793d ago

It is customary for consoles to give away games that are equally accepted everywhere. It's cant be FIFA, it can't be Madden Football
, that leaves forza. That's what'll make cense but I wish it was COD. That'll be awesome .

tokugawa1793d ago

they should just include a code which lets you choose which launch title you want to download or walk out of the shop with.

that would please more than this is already pleasing me

xtremeimport1793d ago

definitely gonna be killer instinct.

user55757081793d ago

wasn't the free game for the areas of europe they pushed back the release date on?

FamilyGuy1793d ago (Edited 1793d ago )

Maybe it's an unannounced game?

If not then I expect it's Just Dance, though that game probably sells too well. It's the only game I ever see people really using the Kinect for.

vigilante_man1792d ago

Desperate times require desperate measures!

The_Con-Sept1792d ago (Edited 1792d ago )

We already have two free games. Drive club ps+ edition and what ever amounts to 30 bux in ps store games.

Besides day by day the Xbox one is looking more like the GameCube... Only it is prematurely executing its final options.....

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Timesplitter141793d ago

a blight on a burgeoning urban landscape.

HammadTheBeast1793d ago

You guys are high if you think EA will just give away their highest selling franchise away with every console.

jackanderson19851793d ago

@hammad... depends if MS offered 300 mil that would cover the cost of Fifa sales (last years one) on the 360 and that's assuming a retail price of 50 euro a pop plus add ons of 10/15 euro a game... and EA gets what say 30/35 + the DLC euro out of it? this way they'd get the full price

if they offered enough money any company would take it and MS could see it as a justifiable expense seeing as they're (rumored) making $120 a console so if they sold 2.5 mil consoles they'd break even on that particular deal.

although i seriously doubt it is Fifa

AceBlazer131793d ago

if they can afford a contract to receive a free copy of fifa for eveyone youd think they would be able to knock a $100 off the launch consoles at least. highly doubt it's fifa probably some dlc riddled game

stuna11793d ago

If this true, doesn't this give credence to where and how Microsoft is spending the 1 billion dollars on games!? And if so what really has changed about Microsoft? Seem to me it's a repeat performance from this generation.

It really doesn't matter what game it is! Microsoft has probably dropped some exorbitant cash, but theres still no guarantee the fish are going to take the bait.

miDnIghtEr20C_SfF1792d ago

25 disagrees. LMAO... Some butthurt people out there.

The_HarryEtTubMan1792d ago

Midnighter, Chief Exec of the MDF. Why would you defend a crappy Xbox so much?

miDnIghtEr20C_SfF1791d ago

The Harry, one of the many sheep of SAD.. the Sony Attack Dogs....

Why can't you just admit that I was right? I have 29 disagrees that I called it right.. it was FIFA... and you completely go off topic with your fun hit on me and don't even mention the topic at hand.

The pack in game was FIFA... JUST LIKE I SAID.

Take your crow and share with the rest of your buddies. :)

XboxFun1791d ago

You know Midnight, you should just get a bubble just on calling it correctly.

Of course on this site that will never happen, even though it was true.

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trywizardo1793d ago

really ?! they said an exclusive that never been shown and hidden tell gamescon , and then comes the smartest guy in industry and said FIFA14
good point idiot good point

C-Thunder1793d ago

Just because they said exclusive, doesn't mean they are referring to the game. Could be the exclusive bundle they were talking about.

trywizardo1793d ago

first thing , guys can you please bubble me , thank you ^_^
second yup they said exclusive game for Xone will come with each X1 box , and i really don't think that fifa will be just for X1

AceBlazer131792d ago

highly doubt the contract is being referred to as exclusive. aren't all contracts exclusive in a sense

paul-p19881792d ago

I bet it's Halo... it's pretty much the one game that Microsoft depend on, and i don't remember them announcing a new Halo yet, but we all know they will because they can't stop milking that already dieing cash cow...

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ABizzel11793d ago

I think this is an indicator that they're not seeing the level of demand they wanted. They've changed a lot of things (most for the better, some features they should have left alone), and the fact that adding in a game to help with sales means that the Xbox One is overpriced at $500 (which it is in comparison) or pre-order sales are still highly in favor of the PS4.

Anywho it's beneficial for anyone looking for an XB1, and it's good that M$ is getting humbled by all of this negative press.

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devwan1793d ago

And some deal it is for European buyers, too, when they just dropped 8 European countries from the launch window... kind of rubbing it in their faces even more.

"Hi, Sweden! You know that console you pre-ordered and we now won't sell to you until next year? We're giving the rest of the guys a free copy of FIFA for it, too! See you in March!"

jackanderson19851793d ago


MS already said that the delayed countries will be getting a free game when it does come out in their areas

tokugawa1793d ago

a pack in game still has to be paid for!!

what do you think that they are free?? 1st or 3rd party, either way, the platform holder has to pay.

IF they are going to give everyone fifa for free at launch, then that is very big news. and will go some way to helping people stomach the cost

mcstorm1793d ago

I think this will be a good move by Ms and also fifa. I have Said before that sales will be poor for both the Xbox one and ps4 3rd party games as this is not what the general gamer buys a new console.

Games like kz, ryse, forza and driver club will be why someone buys a new console as people who want fifa, nhl, cod, bf4 ect most of them will get the 360 and ps3 versions of the game as it will be £40 rather than £370 to £420.

gcolley1792d ago

It is not overpriced, it is currently perceived as overpriced because emotional little simpletons think a console is just the hardware. We have no idea the value, compared to the PS4 or not, when you take into account the cloud. We have no idea if the cloud will make a difference, so how can we call an unreleased console overpriced? Especially one that is offering something different, just like Nintendo did not too long ago.

Plus, anyone who is not interested in how the cloud thing pans out is not a true gamer, because this is where the industry is moving. They are just sad fanboys, completely caught up in a pointless 'war' that achieves nothing but demonstrate how immature they actually are.

The only disappointment right now, in this industry, is the ridiculous behaviour of the 'so called' gamers out there.

ABizzel11792d ago

How does the cloud factor into the price of hardware.

They've made billions a year with XBL subscriptions, which should be paying for cloud.

The hardware in the XB1 pound for pound is the same as the PS4 (just not as powerful). If the PS4 is selling for $399, the XB1 should be capable of selling for $349 if it didn't have Kinect. Is Kinect worth $150, not IMO which is why to this day I still don't have one, nor do the majority of 360 owners, because it's not a must have feature. So again the XB1 is overpriced (and so is the Wii U, and Vita).

XBL should be covering any online or cloud fees for M$.

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Bigpappy1793d ago

All of this is making me smile.

wynams1793d ago

too bad most EU countries won't see the bone 'til '14 then

WitWolfy1792d ago

Agreed, M$ practically gave Sony a head start that wont be losing momentum anytime soon.

Sure people will probably buy Xbone's as they release in their countries, but a Q2 2014 release in MOST countries is gonna leave A LOT of catching up to do for M$.

GraveLord1793d ago

Yeah, this is a megaton. But if you look at it from Sony's perspective, PS4 + FIFA is still cheaper.

I love competition. It'll be interesting if Sony tries to counter this in some way. They don't have to, since they have the price advantage, but if they did it could really piss of Microsoft.

This is why the console wars are interesting. These kinds of things make gaming better for everyone!

jackanderson19851793d ago

not by that much if EA is actually going to price their games at 70 euro retail which is the rumor for the next gen from their end

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Statix1792d ago


Sony has outmatched Microsoft at every turn this year. What makes you think they'll have trouble countering this move (if they even have to)?

LuditPRIME1793d ago

Plants v zombies Garden Warfare!

Why I reckon I reckon that one. Im always right sometimes...

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nypifisel1793d ago

Talk about being desperate, Instead of investing money in improving the product to assure it got value they pay up the ass for a quckfix to try haul you in. MS business really stinks.

gcolley1792d ago

You don't know what you are even talking about.

3-4-51793d ago

It's Forza possibly.

Microsoft could pay the Forza Dev's a certain amount of money to let them include it free so they still make a large enough profit, and maybe they get some deal for a future game out of all this.

There has to be some incentive for whichever dev it is, to do it for free.

shivvy241792d ago

Isnt turn10 owned by ms ?

showtimefolks1793d ago

gamescom should be a lot of fun

My_Outer_Heaven1793d ago

Fifa seems too big to be bundled especially when it would sell great on its own. Not a good idea in my opinion.

imt5581793d ago

Well, it's cheaper to buy PS4 and FIFA and it's. And that cost around 390 GBP. 40 GBP cheaper than XO. And for 40 GBP you can buy one more game for PS4. That's a bundle for 430 GBP.:)

blackout1793d ago

So check this out. X1 day one edition comes with a one year gold membership, a free game and whether you like it or not the camera everyone is so annoyed with. Sounds to me the camera is free and much more value on the x1 than the p4. Watch the haters come out. Good job Microsoft.

Sleepless1792d ago

AAA+major christmas release in europe...I think it is going to be Pro evolution soccer 14. It is as big as FIFA in europe, at least in Spain and it is set to release in christmas.

It is getting awesome....xboxone+ps14+forza for 499eur.

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stage881793d ago

Possibly FIFA or cod?

It's still not good enough for me to pick one up though.

nirwanda1793d ago

Won't be COD as it's not a U, they ain't gonna launch a console that can only be sold to people over 15.

richierich1793d ago

As long as its not Fifa or Madden then that's ok

CalamityCB1793d ago

If it's either Forza 5, Quantum Break or Project Spark I may actually consider getting the console.

Microsoft have really turned over a new leaf since Don left, actually focusing on the games.

ElementX1793d ago (Edited 1793d ago )

Project Spark already is free. That was reported back at E3 or something.

NYC_Gamer1793d ago

Fifa 14 would be the only title worth it to EU buyers

richierich1793d ago

Not me I think if you played one then you've played them all