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UK Retailer Argos and Microsoft Accidentally Break FIFA 16 Street Date by Nine Days

FIFA 16 Cover

A number of Xbox One customers have today been ‘accidentally’ granted access to FIFA 16, over a full week ahead of the title’s official UK release date of September 24.

UK catalogue retailer Argos and Microsoft itself are reportedly behind the blunder, with the newly-launched FIFA 16 Xbox One bundle being offered for sale in the UK today (September 15), ahead of originally planned. While the game included comes in the form of a digital download, eagle-eyed users noticed that they were able to redeem the promo code via the Xbox Games Store and begin downloading (and subsequently play) the game immediately.

Update: While Microsoft has since revoked access to the game via the Xbox store, a ‘lucky few’ users have successfully installed the game on their systems, and are able to play it prior to the game’s now not-so exclusive early access period on EA Access on September 17 and official launch next week.

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  • PachterStation

    Big deal.

  • Aggrobiscuit

    I’m amazed these guys didn’t get their accounts banned. That’s the modus operandi for Microsoft when the retailer screws up, the customer usually ends up taking the punishment.