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E3 2013: Xbox Live FREE For 12 Months With Xbox One Preorders? No!

Posted by Ken Barnes

Packaging shown off, too!

If you preorder an Xbox One console, you'll get hold of an Xbox One Day One bundle, rather than the standard edition.

The Day One bundle includes limited edition packaging, as well a specially marked controller, a limited Xbox One Day One achievement and most interestingly of all, what appears to be a free 12-month Xbox Live subscription. Which, we guess, would knock about $40 off the asking price. Theoretically.

No, we're not clutching at straws. Honest.

Microsoft has released some packshots, which show what you'll be getting on day one.

[13/06/2013] - Update: We are seeking clarification as to whether the 12-month Xbox Live Gold subscription is free with Day One preorders, or whether it will be AVAILABLE on Day One.

[13/06/2013] - Update: We have made a grave error. The initial text we were given suggested that Xbox Live was free for 12-months with the "Day One" preorder pack. That is in fact not correct. The "Day One" Xbox Live 12-month Gold subscription will be available as a separate purchase. We're sorry for any confusion.

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User Comments (14)

TasukiStaff

#1

Tasuki said:

Is this an offer from anywhere you preorder it from or just MS?

SuperKMxAdmin

#3

SuperKMx said:

It appears to be from anywhere, although we're waiting for confirmation on that.

hydeks

#4

hydeks said:

Well holy c**p, it says "day one 2013" on the middle of the controller, just to make it THAT much more ugly :P The XBL Gold package is a nice touch though, but that controller with that in the middle is a joke. Packaging is very black and reminds me alil of the original Xbox packaging, except without all the green.

Ryno

#5

Ryno said:

$500 to sell my privacy to play video games? Seems like a great deal.

HeatBombastic

#7

HeatBombastic said:

I think this is a neat deal, but I just can't afford it with all the Wii U games coming out this year :(

shingi_70

#9

shingi_70 said:

@Ryno
you do know you can control what Kinect sees right? I mean this is like complaining using google and being angry they use your info to improve their services,

Ryno

#10

Ryno said:

@Sony_70: Do you have a link to something that states how much of the Kinect you can turn off? This thing is creepy as hell.

Ryno

#13

Ryno said:

@Sony70: Technology is getting more and more intrusive into our personal lives but the sad thing is some people are embracing it.
@HeatBombastic: Have you been paying attention to the news lately?

SuperKMxAdmin

#14

SuperKMx said:

One of the things I'll be doing in the future, is putting in a Daily Mail filter for the comments section.

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