Xbox One briefly charges some gamers for free EA Sports demos
People who tried to download the normally free demos of EA Sports UFC and FIFA 14 on Microsoft's Xbox One console got a rude awakening on Thursday and early Friday when they discovered that those demos had price tags.
The prices were first spotted by a member of the NeoGAF forums and extended to the US, UK and Australian markets for the Xbox One. The demos for the two EA Sports games generally had a price of about $4.99 each.
However, this was not some new sales scheme but an "error in the system", according to an EA spokesperson. There's no word on what caused the issue but the demos should both be reset to their free prices on the Xbox One store by now. There's no word on if any actually purchased these demos during the error period but if that happened we would assume they will see their charges refunded.
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I wouldn't be surprised if don't see E.A. try a whole bunch of dumb crap like make people pay for demos(what a joke), or see games from them with increasingly less content in their games.
EA. Who would've thought ;)
This company is just straight up evil. More evil than others. Waaaaay more.
but honestly they are demos, and crappy ones. FIFA's are always the same boring crap and it's so easy to score goals with no effort, and UFC while nice... it's also the same, because that's how sports games work, they don't really change much especially in recent years.
maybe it's a way of saying "don't be cheap and buy the game, you already know what it is about anyway" ha!