Microsoft has recently announced that they will be raising the base cost their first-party game prices from $60 to $70 starting in 2023. This will include games such as Redfall, Forza Motorsport and, of course, their expected release of Starfield some time in the next year.
Starfield’s Base Cost
Microsoft issued the following statement about the price increase:
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.
While some Microsoft and Bethesda fans may be disappointed in this change, it shouldn’t be completely unexpected. This new pricing will bring the cost of Microsoft games in line with titles from competitors like Sony, Ubisoft, and Take-Two. In addition, Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer had previously back in October that current prices could probably not hold for much longer.
Obviously, with its release date delayed until some time in 2023, this will mean that Starfield’s base cost will be $70.
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