Microsoft will increase the prices of its upcoming first-party Xbox games next month.
Starting in 2023, new full-price games from Xbox Game Studios, like Redfall, Starfield, and Forza Motorsport, will be priced at $69.99 ($1,383.51 MXN) instead of the current $59.99 ($1,185.84 MXN).
It’s a price increase that matches the price at which competitors like Sony, Ubisoft and Take-Two offer their own games.Microsoft issued the following statement regarding the price increases for Xbox games:
We’ve kept the price increases until after the holidays so families can enjoy the gift of games. Starting in 2023, our new full-price games built for the next generation, including Forza Motorsport, Redfall, and Starfield, will launch for $69.99 USD on all platforms. This price reflects the content, scale, and technical complexity of these titles. Like all games developed by our teams on Xbox, they will also be available with Game Pass the same day they are released.
Microsoft’s price hike for its upcoming Xbox Game Studios titles isn’t entirely surprising. The era of the $70 dollar game came quickly when the current generation consoles launched two years ago,
An increase in Xbox games that was seen coming
Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer previously hinted that price increases could happen after the holidays.
Spencer in an interview in October commented the following:
“We have maintained the price of our console, we have maintained the price of the games and our subscription. I don’t think we can do that forever. I think at some point we’re going to have to raise some prices on certain things, but before this holiday we thought it was really important that we keep the prices we have.”
While Xbox has noted that regional pricing may differ, it has not yet provided details for other countries.
In Mexico it is almost a fact that we will have this price increase for AAA games from Xbox Game Studios, although it will have to be analyzed since each of these games will be on Game Pass launch day, so the increase will not suffer much.
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