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ReCore Definitive Edition currently appears to be free on the Windows Store [Updated]

ReCore Definitive Edition currently appears to be free on the Windows Store, Xbox

ReCore Definitive Edition's launch day is here, but Microsoft probably didn't intend to launch it for free. However, that seems to be exactly what has happened in what is almost certainly a mistake that will quickly be remedied.

As first spotted on Reddit, ReCore Definitive Edition is currently listed on the Windows Store (opens in new tab) for free with the "Install" button open to everyone, regardless of whether they've previously purchased the game. The price is still listed as $19.99, and both the "Buy" and "Free trial" buttons are still visible in the Windows Store. Still, we've confirmed that you can currently install the game on Windows 10 and Xbox One from the Windows Store without paying a dime.

All of that said, it's probably best not to get your hopes up. Mistakes like this have happened in the past on Microsoft's storefront, only to have the items revoked later. Occasionally, Microsoft will give out a bit of store credit in exchange, but that's not guaranteed. Expect this error to be corrected relatively soon.

Updated August 29, 2017: It appears the issue issue is being remedied. The download no longer appears to be available for anyone who hasn't purchased the game, and at least one person who played longer than a typical game trial period is now reporting being met with a trial expiration notice.

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Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the Editor in Chief for Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl. Got a hot tip? Send it to daniel.thorp-lancaster@futurenet.com.

15 Comments
  • showing at $21.99 here in Canada through the Xbox app on my phone.
  • $19.99 for me here in US for PC.  No Install button showing for me. Edit: I am checking from a Win7 machine, so that's probably why. I'll have to try a Win10 machine later.
  • hmmm. I don't think this is free. Their is no mistake. We'll at least not the mistake your all thinking it is. Recore is supposed to be a new game added to Game pass today. yes this brand new Definitive edition is supposed to be free to play to Game Pass subscribers. The error MS has made is its bot currently showing up in the Game Pass list. However those who have Game Pass subscription active are seeing an Install button option. Which all Game Pass games show if you subscribe. When downloaded it says "This product is installed. You can play this game for now, or buy it to own forever."   So while yes their is an error, its not that it is free to everyone. Only those with Game pass can see the install button. My friend doesn't have Game Pass active and he does NOT have the Install button option. 
  • Already rectified. Way to go WC. You should have kept it quiet and pm'd us about it instead.
  • nothing has been rectified yet. The game is still not in the Game Pass list as it should be. If you aren't a Game Pass subscriber you won't and never would have seen the install button. The Recore Definitive edition is free to play as a Game Pass game. I have just Installed this 2 mins ago. I have Game Pass. But it is NOT yet showing in the Game Pass A-Z list. This is what's confusing everyone. 
  • https://www.gamespot.com/articles/next-xbox-game-pass-games-include-newl...
  • It's free if you have game pass.  Downloading now.
  • There was a mistake, but they corrected it.  I don't have game pass nor did I own the game but I managed to download and play the game. (I did it through windows store)
  • Maybe just maybe their might be a few people who had a glitch. However every single person O know without Game Pass in the UK did not have the install button show up. Only those with Game Pass active. The issue here in the UK is that when you browse Game Pass games Recore is not listed at all. However if your a game pass subscriber and manually search for Recore Definitive edition the install button is present. But their has been no fix here in the UK as of writing this comment to the game being listed in the Game Pass section. Their is no issue with install button being their for everyone here in the UK. As soon as this article went live over 40 people on my friends list tried to install it. Only Game pass subscribers could do so. 
  • This only applied to Xbox Store. I don't know anyone that games on PC. So I have no idea if the PC store in the UK was different. 
  • Looks like it was worldwide. And yes it's windows store as well as on XB1 console in the UK https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/xbox-onepc-recore-definitive-edition-fr... And it's not "few people". You cannot make a general statement based on the few people you know. lol I knew about this about 4 hours before this article was even posted. I think they fixed the problem around the same time as this article was posted.
  • Don't have game pass, but was able to install and play through. Stopped working about 20 mins ago, which is roughly 10 mins after I completed it. Bit lightweight, good fun, pretty, wouldn't buy it.
  • "Updated August 29, 2017: It appears the issue issue is being remedied. The download no longer appears to be available for anyone who hasn't purchased the game, and at least one person who played longer than a typical game trial period is now reporting being met with a trial expiration notice." Some people played hours of the game. I didn't because I'm on uncharted: Lost Legacy right now. I'll try again to play it without connecting to internet and see what happens.
  • As I already said. In our Community feed in my friends list everyone within an hour or so of the news breaking went to download for free. On the Xbox store here on the UK of my friends on my friends list those without Game Pass had NO install button nada nothing. They could not Install the game. The issue we have and are still seeing as of writing this comment is the game has never and still is not appearing in the game Pass list. The issue we have all had is that. There was none of us that could install for free. So my point stands not EVERYONE could install the game free. Loads tried before any site claimed a fix. I've been able to continue playing it without a hitch as I have Game Pass. Right now playing it free. but yet it still does not show as a Game Pass game. Why is this issue not reported? 
  • amazing game by the way. Why the hell did I not get this sooner. The gameplay is fantastic.