Limbo, the black-and-white puzzle-platformer from Polish developer PlayDead will be offered as a gift to the first-year adopter of Xbox One. Microsoft confirmed that the game was coming to Xbox One and copies were sent to a select number of Xbox users as a part of its first anniversary celebrations.
Limbo is available on Xbox 360 but was not formally released on the Xbox One. To avail the gift, users must have purchased the console before Nov.11 2014, must be 17 years of age and a minimum 10 hours log time on Xbox Live. The eligible users would have already received a message from Microsoft regarding the free title. There were speculations regarding the company planning to send gift to Xbox users in the form of game or game content and this has proved to be true.
“To celebrate Year One, we’re giving you LIMBO when it’s released,” read Microsoft’s message to console owners.
Users will have to apply the free code offered via the message to download the title after its release. Reddit and NeoGAF users revealed that they had received the message from Microsoft. In October, it was confirmed by a Korean board website that the game would arrive on Xbox One though the exact date of release was not mentioned. Launched in 2010, the game was release don Xbox Live Arcade and was made available to PC and PlayStation 3 after the one year exclusivity. The game was released for Mac and Linux in 2012 and eventually released on iOS and PS Vita in 2013.
Though PlayDead has not officially announced the release the gift from Microsoft confirms that the announcement would be made in the coming days. Major Nelson, in his blog post had promised that early adopters of Xbox One would receive a series of extra goodies. Microsoft has certainly chosen to celebrate its console’s first anniversary in an impressive way.
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