Microsoft has seemingly altered its position on free copies of FIFA 14 with the Xbox One.
The platform holder had previously stated that all pre-orders for the console would include a digital version of EA’s football game.
Indeed, the official Xbox Twitter account categorically stated that both standard and Day One editions of the hardware would include the giveaway.
Whether that was an error or Microsoft has changed its policy is unclear, but either way that is certainly no longer the case.
FIFA 14 will only come free with Xbox One Day One Edition pre-orders, while stocks last,” Xbox Europe’s social marketing manager Graeme Boyd said today on Twitter. 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.”
The result is, ultimately that there will be fewer free copies of FIFA 14 going around as the Day One Edition is in far more limited supply than the vanilla SKU.