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First Party Xbox Series X/S Games Are Going To Increase In Price Next Year

Starfield just got more expensive.

Microsoft has confirmed that it plans to raise the prices on its first-party games developed specifically for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S next year.

Games such as Forza Motorsport, Redfall and Starfield will have their US prices raised from a USD $59.99 price point to a $69.99 price point, in line with other publishers’ new-generation game pricing like PlayStation, Activision, Take-Two and EA. As of yet, we don’t know how this will affect Australian retail prices but it’s more than likely they’ll come up to meet the threshold of those other publishers at AUD $124.99

This news comes following Phil Spencer’s admittance that price increases were a likely occurrence for Xbox products in the future, just a few months after Microsoft said it wasn’t raising the cost of its new consoles following a $50 PlayStation 5 price hike.

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“This price reflects the content, scale, and technical complexity of these titles,” a Microsoft spokesperson told IGN. “As with all games developed by our teams at Xbox, they will also be available with Game Pass the same day they launch.”

Of course, with all of these games rolling into the Xbox Game Pass service on day one, the news of a price hike is going to affect far fewer consumers than on competing platforms.