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Want to try a game before buying? Microsoft testing "Free Play Day" for Xbox One

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 21 Aug 2014 13:00 User comments (1)

Want to try a game before buying? Microsoft testing "Free Play Day" for Xbox One Microsoft has begun testing a "Free Play Day" feature that would allow Xbox One gamers to download games for free and play it for a 24-hour period as a sort of free trial.
Gamers in the U.S. that are part of the Xbox One console beta reported yesterday that 'Max: The Curse of Brotherhood' was made available as a free, unlocked title. It came with the label "Free Play Day with Gold" suggesting that you must be an Xbox Live Gold subscriber to take advantage.

Microsoft said nothing except that an official announcement would be made "shortly," suggesting it was a brand new feature that was not supposed to go live, yet.

Gold subscribers already get two Xbox One titles for free every month from a limited list so it appears that Microsoft is looking to add significant value to its $60-per-year subscription service.

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Eurogamer

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122.8.2014 11:07

UPDATE 22/8/14 9.30am Microsoft has claimed that its listing of a new 24-hour free game unlock program was an "error".

In a statement to Eurogamer, the company acknowledged the listing as genuine but described its public appearance as mistake.

"A promotional tile for 'Max: The Curse of Brotherhood' was posted briefly on the US dash in error yesterday," a Microsoft spokesperson said. "We apologise for any inconvenience.

"We're constantly exploring different ways to offer more benefits to our Xbox Live Gold members and will keep them updated when special offers become available."


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