Yesterday reports were floating around that the price of digital Xbox One first party titles such as Dead Rising 3 and Ryse: Son of Rome have increased by £5. Microsoft have since confirmed the price hike clarifying that content pricing “is subject to change”.
If you were looking to grab first party titles such as Forza Motorsport 5, Ryse: Son of Rome, or Dead Rising 3 digitally on Xbox One you’ll be expected to pay around £5 more than you would have a few days ago thanks to Microsoft bumping up the price. Expect to pay £49.99 rather than the initial £44.99 when the console launched late last month.
“Yes, pricing for select digital content in some markets has changed since launch,” a Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement to CVG. “Digital content pricing is subject to change and we may occasionally offer various deals or promotions. Ultimately pricing and promotions will vary by region.”
This only applies to the three exclusive titles mentioned above and not third party titles from the likes of EA and Activision who have games such as Call of Duty: Ghosts and FIFA 14 digital downloads costing £54.99.