A year ago, Microsoft celebrated the 10th anniversary of its Xbox Live service by giving free specially painted versions of its Xbox 360 console to a select few long time users of the service. Today, word has gotten out that the company is making a similar good gesture to a tiny number of Xbox fans with either a free Xbox One game or, for an elite few, a free Xbox One console itself.
Computer and Video Games reports that Microsoft started sending out emails and today to that privileged group, which were picked based on things like their Gamerscore and their length of time on Xbox Live. As you can see from the image above, some people got codes to unlock all eight fighters for the revival of Rare's fighting game "Killer Instinct" on the Xbox One, which would normally cost $20.
Some people, such as the one mentioned in this Twitter exchange, got a code to claim a Xbox One console:
There's no word on how many people received this gift but it's almost certainly a small fraction of the total Xbox gaming population.
Source: Computer and Video Games | Images via Microsoft