Confirming yesterday's rumor, Microsoft took the stage today to announce that all pre-order 'Day One Edition' Xbox One's in Europe will be bundled with FIFA 14. Let's go over that again, because it's more complicated than it should be. 1.) Are you in Europe? 2.) Did you pre-order your Xbox One? 3.) Did you preorder a 'Day One Edition' of Xbox One? 4.) If answered yes to all the previous questions, you should be getting a free FIFA 14!
Microsoft made sure to clarify that today's announcement goes for all existing pre-orders and all to come between now and launch -- as supplies last! Phil Harrison made the following statement:
"Xbox One is home of the greatest games - our blockbuster games won over 100 awards at E3 – and with the addition of ‘FIFA 14,’ our goal is to make Xbox One the clear choice for gamers, including the millions of FIFA fans who play daily."
In addition to the Xbox One FIFA 14 bundle, Microsoft also announced a special FIFA 14 Xbox 360 bundle. If you' not interested in the next-gen as of yet, but perhaps want to invest in the Xbox 360's exisiting library -- and play some football too -- then there you go. The FIFA 14 Xbox 360 bundle launches September 27.
Now we just have to sit back and see how many Europeans will go out an immediately partake in this special. Keep in mind that a PlayStation 4 plus FIFA 14 is still cheaper than the Xbox One, though the XONE does come with the Kinect too. Still, there's a little magic in that word, "free."