[Accident] EA Just Released Demos for FIFA 14 and UFC on the Xbox One Store... for $4.99 Each

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    According to vg247, Electronic Arts has just released demos of FIFA 14 and UFC on the Xbox One store, and they're only $4.99 each... wait, what?​
    It's currently uncertain if the pricing was a result of a system or human error - EA themselves do not have a conclusive answer. The only thing that is sure is that the games are not free all across the board - searches on the Australian and UK stores both show the demos as paid content.​
    Then again, if you've played a demo of a sports game, it's almost as if you've played the whole thing... right?​
    Update: The pricing problem has been confirmed to be an accident and has since been amended.​
     


  2. GameWinner

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    Huuh?!
     
  3. Arras

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    That... kind of ruins the point of a demo.
     
  4. Guild McCommunist

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    Apparently the same demo is free on the PSN.

    So it could be an Xbox One thing or an error.
     
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    Curiously the demo is also free on the 360. I've just checked the U.S store and the demo has been removed, but it's odd that it popped up as paid content across more than one region. It's more than likely a mistake on EA's part, but it's still pretty giggle-worthy.
     
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    Pictured Above: EA's Demo Department, Xbox One Division

    How embarrassing.
     
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    *Meanwhile in EA Sports' Finances Department*

    [​IMG]
     
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    Wow, I guess when EA said that they'll try to not be the worst company of US anymore they really meant it.
     
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    >EA.
    >Free.

    You can only pick one.
     
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    Time to buy all my EA games used.
     
  12. migles

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    let me correct that for you

    >EA
    >Free
    >without any kind of expensive DLC

    you can only pick one
     
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    Let me correct you!

    >EA
    >Free
    >Without any kind of expensive DLC
    >Without the current game in a series being the same as the previous one except with one change that could have been DLC for the previous game
     
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    It's a much harder choice when you got 2 options.
     
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    EA gets a hard time for this while Konami gets away with charging $30 for a demo. :)
     
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    30 bucks a demo? wtf? source?

    didn't know about this, sorry about my ignorance..
     
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    Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeros or whatever it's called. 30 bucks for like 2 hours playtime.
     
  18. migles

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    how much is the full game? did you get a discount if you purchased the demo, then the game?
     
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    The full game (which is Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain IIRC) is not released yet AFAIK. Ground Zeroes is sort of a demo that pretends it's a full game.
     
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    Did I just do something with alternate universes again? Because Konami were pilloried from where I sat.