Edit: First-Party Xbox One Games Will Still Be Priced At $59.99
Posted by Anthony Bacchus
Some things don't have to change
Update: In our original story, we may have jumped the gun a bit on the pricing structure for first-party games on Xbox One. Our source came from the folks over at Polygon, which only indicated price in the US. The price was $59.99 which is the same as current game prices but nothing was mentioned about other region prices.
It probably isn't too far-fetched to assume that game prices will continue to be the same, no matter what part of the world you reside in. Until we hear otherwise or confirmation from Microsoft, we felt It was important for us to clarify this.
Original: In the after-math of an unforgettable E3, some more information has decidedly been revealed, this time surrounding the cost of first-party Xbox One games.
A representative from Microsoft has confirmed to Polygon that "Microsoft Studios games on Xbox One will be $59.99/£54.99 (MSRP)," which of course happens to be the exact price of new titles on our current-gen consoles. Phew! You can now breathe a sigh of relief, right?
Naturally, it's safe to say that Xbox One games being published outside the realm of Microsoft will follow suit, maintaining a consistent price point for all titles that appear on the new machine. Playstation 4 games — while still unconfirmed by Sony — has already been hinted to be anywhere from being free to the current price tag.
With both platforms putting a much stronger focus on digital downloading, is it possible that games purchased from their respective online stores be cheaper for consumers? Without the standard packaging that comes with a physical copy, let's hope online pricing will reflect that.
The cost of next-gen games may seem un-newsworthy or irrelevant to some but it is important for the Xbox One. It could use a victory these days, don't you think? No matter how small it may seem.