FIFA 14 to come free with Xbox One? Gamescom announcement expected

Christopher Dring
FIFA 14 to come free with Xbox One? Gamescom announcement expected

UPDATE: This has now been confirmed by Xbox.

Microsoft has turned to Electronic Arts in a bid to spark interest in Xbox One, MCV has been told.

At Gamescom tomorrow, an Xbox One/FIFA 14 tie-up will be announced in a bid to win over European gamers, according to two senior games industry sources. The bundle will still retail for £429.99, the same price as the Xbox One base unit.

The move is designed to make Xbox One appear better value for money as it currently retails for £80 more than PS4. FIFA 14 has an RRP of £54.99.

We checked with EA and Microsoft, who both said: 'no comment'. But we should know all the details tomorrow morning.

FIFA is the biggest game in Europe - FIFA 13 sold 3m copies in the UK alone over the last year – so the deal would make sense. And is a potential coup for Microsoft.

It would also be a show of commitment to Europe after the platform holder disappointed consumers by announcing that some markets would have to wait until 2014 to buy Xbox One.

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Tags: Microsoft , gamescom , Xbox One , Gamescom 2013 , FIFA 14

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