Xbox One packs in 'major third-party title' for free, report says

Xbox One will come packed in with a "major third-party title" free in Europe and possibly elsewhere at launch, according to an anonymous source who spoke with CVG. The source said the otherwise full-price retail game in question will be revealed by Microsoft at Gamescom.

Microsoft's console costs $100 more than PS4, and the source said the free game was added to increase value without lowering price. Microsoft declined to comment on the report.

Now that Kinect is not necessary for the console to function, we predict Microsoft may even sell a cheaper bundle without the motion-sensing peripheral. It looks like we'll know either way on both counts by the end of Gamescom.