Microsoft has announced that it is raising the price of its first-party games in 2023 starting with Redfall, Starfield and Forza Motorsport. The new price point for first-party Xbox games will be $70 USD which will put all first-party Xbox games at around the $120-125 AUD mark. This puts Microsoft in line with the likes of PlayStation, Activision, Ubisoft and 2K which have all gradually rolled out the new price point.
Microsoft said in a statement:
“We’ve held on price increases until after the holidays so families can enjoy the gift of gaming. Starting in 2023 our new, built for next-gen, full-priced games, including Forza Motorsport, Redfall, and Starfield, will launch at $69.99 USD on all platforms. This price reflects the content, scale, and technical complexity of these titles. As with all games developed by our teams at Xbox, they will also be available with Game Pass the same day they launch.”
Obviously, this is much less of a big deal on Xbox than other platforms as the wonderful thing that is Xbox Game Pass exists, so this is even more of a compelling reason to be subscribed to this service if you weren’t already, as with these three titles hitting in 2023, you’d be more than getting your subscription worth.