FIFA 14 to be bundled with Xbox One for free? - UPDATED
EA may be set to give Microsoft's new console a much needed boost if rumours are true...
Microsoft has confirmed at Gamescom that FIFA 14 will be included in European Xbox One pre-orders (to date and ongoing) in digital form for free. The bundle is said to be the first of many, hinting that more digital titles will be included with the console.
It's also been announced that the Xbox One will also get the FIFA 14 Ultimate Team Legends mode exclusively. This mode will allows players to create teams of legendary players from the sport's past, alongside today's stars.
According to a few sources, including MCV, it would appear as though Microsoft is making a bid to bolster the upcoming Xbox One somewhat by hammering out a deal with EA. If reports are true, Microsoft's Xbox One may well ship with a free copy of FIFA 14. This is a move that would surely guarantee sales for the troubled console, at least in Europe.
The FIFA 14 bundle would apparently cost around £429.99 in the UK, which would match the price of the standalone unit. If true, it would certainly add value to the Xbox One, and lessen the price gap between it and Sony's PS4, which is currently riding high in the popularity stakes.
An official announcement is expected at Gamescom, and so we don't have long to wait to see if the Xbox One/FIFA bundle is true, or simply wishful thinking.
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