Xbox All Access lets you get a free Xbox One upfront

Xbox All Access is back, and it lets you get an Xbox One free upfront. What’s more, you could also potentially get Project Scarlett free upfront at no additional cost — but only if you’re one of this program’s early adopters.

If you’re out of the loop on this one, here’s a bit of background information: Xbox All Access is essentially a program that allows you to finance an Xbox One gaming console. If you qualify with the financing company, you’ll be able to walk out of a store without spending a cent on an Xbox One and hold onto it as you gradually pay it off. Now, Microsoft has announced that they’re re-launching this program — and it will also help you get your foot in the door for the next generation of gaming consoles.

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As always, the devil’s in the details. Thankfully, Microsoft has made the program very easy to understand.

How does the All Access program let you get an Xbox One free upfront?

  1. Visit a participating retailer.
  2. Select the console that you would like to purchase.
  3. Qualify with Microsoft’s financing partner depending on your country:
    • US: Citizens Bank
    • UK: Kiarna
    • Australia: Telstra
  4. Bring your console home and game on!

It’s really that easy. Even better, the program has been enhanced with some extra perks as compared to its first launch a long time ago.

What do you get with Xbox All Access?

  • An Xbox One console of your choice, depending on the region:
    • US/UK
      • Xbox One X
      • Xbox One S
      • Xbox One S All-Digital Edition
    • Australia
      • Xbox One X Forza Horizon 4 bundle
      • Xbox One S Forza Horizon 4 bundle
  • One Xbox Wireless controller
  • Option to upgrade to Project Scarlett (the next generation console) in Holiday 2020

Yes, you read that last bit right — if you sign up for the Xbox All Access program, you’ll be able to upgrade to the next generation console in the Holiday 2020 season. US and UK gamers can make the switch once they’ve made at least 18 payments and turned in their existing Xbox One console, while players in Australia will have to buyout the remainder of their financing and upgrade to Project Scarlett once its available.

If that wasn’t tantalizing enough, a limited-time offer is in effect right now: gamers in the US and UK who purchase an Xbox One X with Xbox All Access from now until December 31, 2019, will have the option to upgrade to Project Scarlett in as few as 12 months once the next-generation console has actually launched.

Of course, there are some catches. You’ll have to be in good standing with your country’s financing partner (READ: you have to make your payments) and you’ll have to trade in your old console. You can find out more about this program at the respective sites for the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia, or you can visit your local participating retail partner.