The Xbox One is a year old, and to celebrate, Microsoft has given away free copies of Limbo.
Update: A Microsoft spokesperson told us: “We’re looking forward to launching ‘Limbo’ on Xbox One. As a thank you to our earliest adopters, fans who played their Xbox One the first weekend of launch received early, free access to the game. ‘Limbo’ will also be available for purchase via the Xbox Game Store soon.” Original story follows.
An unknown number of Xbox One owners received a code over the weekend that snagged them a free copy of the game. Microsoft has kept mum so far, but it's thought they were sent to anyone with an Xbox One Day One achievement, i.e. anyone who bought a Day One-branded version of the console.
Other reports suggest the game was sent to anyone who bought their console before November 11 of this year, who is 17 years old or over, and who has played their Xbox One for more than 10 hours.
At least, that's according to Major Nelson's blog announcing a raft of gifts to say thank you to customers. Though Limbo isn't mentioned among them. Microsoft has dished out new backgrounds, free rentals, watches, posters, free memberships, and other goodies, some of which are sent out at random.
We've contacted Microsoft for confirmation of who received a free copy of Limbo and will update this story if we hear back.
Limbo was originally released on Xbox 360 back in 2010, and is yet to be announced for Xbox One, so the gifting was a welcome surprise. It received critical acclaim, and came to other platforms including PS Vita and iOS.
Sales of the Xbox One recently passed 1 million in the UK. The console has outsold the PS4 for the last three weeks, though Sony's machine is still out in front, passing the million mark in the UK back in September.
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