Over in Her Majesty’s Britain, Lord Microsoft has raised the pricing Xbox One games bought digitally through Xbox Live – much to the disdain of the console gaming serfs already under the yoke of the micro-transaction decree.
Dead Rising 3, Forza 5, and Ryse launched at £44.99 but have now been bumped up to £49.99. Pricing for Microsoft published games, such as Powerstar Golf, Zoo Tycoon, and Crimson Dragon has not changed.
In a statement delivered to VG247, a Microsoft royal messenger announced:
“Yes, pricing for select digital content in some markets has changed since launch. Digital content pricing is subject to change and we may occasionally offer various deals or promotions. Ultimately pricing and promotions will vary by region.”
Obviously this is a bit of a downer for Xbox One gamers in the UK, and leaves other regions wondering if they will be hit with similar indiscriminate price hikes.
South African gamers need not worry about similar Xbox One digital game price hikes any time soon, as we have absolutely no idea when the console will be officially available here, anyway.