Hey, you, yeah you! Have you bought an Xbox One console before 11th November 2014 in one of the 13 launch markets for the console? Well, you could be eligible to receive some freebies from Microsoft in celebration of the console's first birthday. Xbox One turns 1 on Saturday 22nd November.
Microsoft's Major Nelson announced the giveaway on his blog, and it does have a caveat. If you've opted in to receive Xbox Marketing emails before 11th Nov 2014, and bought your console before 1st Oct 2014, you'll receive a "personalized email" detailing the console's achievements over the past year. For everyone who bought between launch and 11th Nov 2014, is aged 17 years or older, and has over 10 hours logged on the console they'll receive the following:
- A Year One Gamer Picture
- New Xbox One backgrounds: A special Year One background as well as an exclusive Day One background for those who unlocked the Day One achievement
- A Year One background image for use on Twitter, your desktop, etc.
- A free rental of “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn” (for a limited time)
- A free rental of “Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods” movie and a sampler pack of “Dragon Ball Z” TV episodes (for a limited time, available in the U.S. and Canada only)
As well as all the above, Xbox One owners will randomly receive one of the below gifts that range from limited edition CoD: Advanced Warfare or Sunset Overdrive bundles, to 12-month Xbox Live subscriptions. Take a look at what you could get below:
- Xbox One Limited Edition Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Bundle
- Xbox One Special Edition Sunset Overdrive Bundle
- One month membership for Xbox One-exclusive EA Access service
- Tiger Shark cash card for Grand Theft Auto V, worth $200,000 in-game GTA Online dollars
- Forza gift pack with Forza RallyCross hat, Lamborghini Huracán 1/24 scale replica, and Xbox One Controller (launch team edition) signed by Tanner Foust, host of Top Gear America, Global RallyCross champion and professional stunt driver
- Forza Horizon 2 Limited Edition Casio G-Shock Men’s Black Multi-Function Digital Sports Watch
- Grand Theft Auto V gift pack with the Los Santos Sheriff Trucker cap, Michael, Franklin and Trevor Posters, and a Grand Theft Auto V sticker pack
- Xbox Live Gold 12-month membership digital code
- Killer Instinct Season 1 Combo Breaker Pack, the retail version of Killer Instinct Xbox One’s first season and includes all eight season one characters: Jago, Sabrewulf, Glacius, Thunder, Sadira, Orchid, and Spinal. Also includes Fulgore DLC character.
- Special limited edition Nissan 370Z, featuring a custom Casio livery for Forza Horizon 2
- Air Vehicle shortcut for Battlefield 4 for immediate access to all available unlocks for helicopters and jets available in the main Battlefield 4 game
- Arno’s French Rapier for Assassin’s Creed Unity to improve your combat skills
- 75 Platinum in Warframe
- Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Costume Pack for Peggle 2
- Epic Quest Table in Pinball FX2
- Dance Central Spotlight (full game token)
- Project Spark Premium – 15 days: Grants 2x gain of Spark XP, credits, and champion XP, as well as the ability to purchase new token-only content for earned in-game credits
Microsoft have said that in the last year since the Xbox One's launch players have earned a total Gamerscore of more than 11 billion, spending over 2 billion hours playing games.