Update: EA has emailed us about the UFC and FIFA demo pricing errors. As suspected, these were unintentional glitches.[eXcerpt]

“The price associated with the FIFA 14 and EA SPORTS UFC demos was due to a technical error," a representative told us via email. "Both demos have now been fixed in the Microsoft store.” We checked to confirm, and both demos are once again listed as "Free."

Original Story:

If you were hoping to spend part of your Independence Day trying out EA Sports UFC on Xbox One, you might want to hold off a bit. It seems there is a pricing error on the Xbox Games Store that has the sample gameplay tagged with a $4.99 price.

The demo was released on June 3, and has had no associated cost until today. Reports also suggest that the error was present for the FIFA 14 demo, but in our investigation, we found that it has since been corrected. We’ve reached out to EA for confirmation that this is an error and will update should we receive a reply.

[Source: Xbox Games Store via NeoGAF]


Our Take
Consider this more a PSA than anything. There’s nothing nefarious going on here, except for maybe a mischievous glitch in the system.