Free Limbo for Xbox One Early Adopters

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Microsoft promises free copies of the monochrome platform-puzzler from Danish developer Playdead to early adopters of their new gaming console.

It looks like anyone who invested in a Xbox One console within the first day of it’s release, will get a free copy of Limbo, when it becomes available for that platform. Over the weekend, messages have been popping up on Xbox One users dashboard, informing them that as an appreciation of them being early adopters, they will receive a download code for the Xbox One-version of Limbo, as soon as it’s ready.

Thanks for being an Xbox One early adopter. To celebrate Year One, we’re giving you LIMBO when it’s released. Stay tuned, your free code will arrive here.


Microsoft is officially celebrating the one year anniversary of the Xbox One with a number of free items for everyone who bought the console within it’s first year on the market. However, there was no mention of Limbo in the original announcement.

Instead, the news about the game coming for free to early adopters was delivered through a message via the Xbox Live system, with no further details available.


Limbo was created by Danish developer Playdead, and first launched four years ago on the Xbox 360, where it went on to become one of the most successful games on the Xbox Live Arcade service.

Since then, the game has been ported to a wide selections of platforms including PlayStation 3, Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, SteamOS, PlayStation Vita, iOS. The fact that it was also coming to Xbox One was revealed by a Korean certification listing about a month ago. However, there is still no news regarding the release date of Limbo for Xbox One.


Playdead is currently working on their follow-up to Limbo called Inside, which is slated for release on Xbox One in “early 2015”.

Jesper K. Kristiansen

Multi-passionate game developer and journalist. Has been writing about the Danish games industry for more than ten years, and creating audio design for both Danish and International games for almost as long.

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