AMD Raise The Game Bundle is (almost) here
AMD may soon need to sell their Radeon RX 6000 cards under MSRP, unless you fall for their new game bundle.
The idea of game bundles is well known to GPU enthusiast and gamers. Usually we see them late once the current generation matures or right when a competitor launches new products. For the last 1.5 years, both AMD and NVIDIA had no incentive to launch any major free game offers (although some did happen), simply because all cards were sold no matter the price.
However, the situation on the GPU market has rapidly changed. Not only have the prices went down to near MSRP (suggested retail price) level, but also the crypto market is crashing as we speak. Both things collide at the worst possible moment for AMD, which is the launch of new Radeon Rx 6x50XT graphics cards.
To counter this, AMD rushes to preannounce its “Raise The Game” free game bundle. The promotion is already live, but AMD surprisingly did not announce what games are included. As far as we can tell, this has never happened before.
AnandTech appears to have more information on the subject. They claim that the bundle will include titles such as Saint’s Row (launching August 23rd) or Sniper Elite 5 (May 25th). However, those titles are not confirmed yet. The terms and conditions do not mention any tiers, which usually the case with cheaper cards getting fewer titles. What is confirmed for now is that even RX 6400 low-end GPU is included.
The game promo has already started. All purchases from May 10 to August 13 will be eligible for free games. It really looks like AMD was not ready to make this bundle live this early, but GPU pricing dropping this quickly left company no choice.