Following from a price glitch that allowed users to download Fallout 4 for free on Xbox One, Microsoft offers $10 to any Xbox One owners who downloaded the title.
Fallout 4 may try to offer players as much freedom as possible, be it in the form of the game’s vast world map or the choice-laden gameplay, but not many were expecting that to follow through to a pricing plan. Therefore, Xbox One owners were more than surprised to find the game – and all of its additional content including the Far Harbor DLC – available for free on the Xbox store. As it turns out, a pricing error caused the post-apocalyptic RPG to be available for nothing, if only fleetingly.
Unfortunately for those who downloaded Fallout 4 during this time, Microsoft has already redressed the problem, putting the game and its extra content back to the correct price, and has stopped the free downloads that had already occurred from working. However, those who did manage to pick up the title during this glitch period may find a little something to make up for the game being removed. Microsoft has been offering up a $10 deposit into gamers’ Microsoft Accounts.
Xbox One users who took advantage of this free download have been receiving a message from Microsoft regarding the pricing error. “Our pricing error on Fallout 4 has been fixed and your free download will no longer work. For the inconvenience we will deposit $10 by the end of June in your Microsoft Account. This expires one year from the time it was deposited.”
Although users may feel a little disappointed to have lost out on their free copy of Fallout 4, this is a decent gesture from Microsoft. Gamers could potentially put this towards a legitimate copy of the game, or use it to pick up the Automatron or Wasteland Workshop DLC should the main game have proved fun during the fleeting moments that the download was available. Meanwhile, Fallout 3 is also available for only $5 more, so could prove to be a tempting pick-up for those after a free-roaming, deathclaw-fighting fix.
Picking up Fallout 4 for Xbox One certainly seems to be a decent plan right now, however. Bethesda has finally launched modified content for the Microsoft console, and already gamers have been discovering some of the best mods for Fallout 4 on Xbox One. There may well still be more planned for the game’s modded content in the future, with the game’s publisher currently planning ways to improve mod support and the mod size limit.
Those may be far from the only plans that Bethesda has, however. If rumors are to be believed, then the publisher is also hard at work on a remaster of Skyrim, and this remaster has received even further murmurings after a retail listing of Skyrim: The Definitive Edition turned up online. Whatever Bethesda has planned, gamers are bound to find out about it soon enough.
Fallout 4 is out now for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.