Microsoft raises suggested retail dollar prices for ‘next-gen’ games for all platforms – Games – News

Microsoft raises suggested retail prices First party games At least in the US from 2023 $60 to $70 for all platforms. It is not clear if these games will become more expensive in the Benelux.

in A statement mentioning Microsoft They include Redfall, Starfield, and Forza Motorsport as examples of games that will be $10 more expensive than their releases next year. The company says, “We have not yet implemented an RRP increase to allow families to enjoy gaming during the holiday season. Starting in 2023, at full price Games built for the next generation, like Forza Motorsport, Redfall, and Starfield, are $70 on all platforms.”

The price increase matches suggested retail prices from other major publishers including Sony, Take-Two Interactive and Ubisoft. Microsoft states, “This award reflects the content, size, and technical complexity of these titles.” Xbox Boss Phil Spencer warned That’s why Microsoft’s game price increase recently has been “inevitable.” The company confirms that first-party games will be available via Game Pass as soon as they are released anyway.

Since the release of the current generation of consoles two years ago, many publishers have already moved to a higher MSRP for major games; Usually the price in the Benelux also goes up from 60 to between 65 and 75 euros, depending on the address. So it is very likely that now all games under the branch of Microsoft games will cost 70 euros as standard.

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