Xbox First-Party Games Built for Xbox Series X|S Price Going Up to $70 in 2023 - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 05 December 2022 / 2,079 Views
Microsoft announced it is raising the price of its major first-party Xbox games built for Xbox Series X|S from $60 to $70 in 2023.
Forza Motorsport, Redfall, and Starfield will cost $69.99 when they launch next year. Regional pricing may differ, however, no specific prices were given for other countries.
"This price reflects the content, scale, and technical complexity of these titles," a Microsoft spokesperson told IGN. "As with all games developed by our teams at Xbox, they will also be available with Game Pass the same day they launch."
Microsoft Gaming CEO in October did state that at some point in the future Xbox would need to increase prices.
We've held price on our console, we've held price on games for us and our subscription. I don't think we'll be able to do that forever," said Spencer at the time. "I do think at some point we'll have to raise some prices on certain things.
"But going into this holiday we thought it was important to maintain the prices that we have, because we think consumers right now are more uncertain than they have been in a long time and I want our medium of video games to be something they find attractive."
Other video game companies have already raised prices of games to $70, including Sony's PlayStation, Take-Two Interactive, Ubisoft, and others.
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