Australian fans on the hugely popular Civilization series can sigh exasperatedly as the upcoming Beyond Earth has just been slapped with the ‘Oh That’s Right We Live In Australia Games Tax‘, with the official Steam price skyrocketing from originally $50 to now $90.
Thanks to Game.On.Net for noticing the price discrepancy, also pointing out the myriad of times Australia has been hit with the high costs of gaming. No word on whether pre-orders are affected so breath easy if you pre-ordered the game before the price change, though you should not be breathing easy for pre-ordering at all in the first place.
Ozgameshop currently have Beyond Earth at $47 so with a bit of smart shopping you can avoid emptying your wallet. Let’s avoid the pesky price hike!