Microsoft just recently announced that everyone who pre-ordered an Xbox One in Europe would be getting a free copy of FIFA 14 when the console launches this fall. When that was announced at Gamescom, many began to speculate what the rest of the world would be received. For all of those folks, we have some tough news today as Larry Hyrb, also known as Major Nelson, has confirmed today that Microsoft has no additional plans to include a free title with pre-orders outside of Europe.
"Are there any plans for preorder bonuses (like FIFA 14 in EU) in other regions," a user on Reddit asked him. Hyrb responded simply saying, "There is not."
It's really unfortunate news for those in North America looking for something to close the value differential between the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. But lets not get too up in arms, countries outside of the United States are often shafted when it comes to console and video game releases. Or has everyone already forgotten the countries that found out they wouldn't be able to get a One until 2014?