"This price reflects the content, scale, and technical complexity of these titles"

gaming, microsoft

The cost of Xbox Series X/S games is officially set to increase next year.

In a statement to IGN, a Microsoft spokesperson confirmed that the price of first-party games for its current-gen consoles will increase from $60 to $70 USD (roughly $95 CAD) in 2023.

Canadian pricing wasn’t confirmed, but other current-gen titles cost $90 CAD, so it’s likely that Xbox will follow suit. We’ve reached out to Xbox for confirmation and will update this response once a response has been received.

“This price reflects the content, scale, and technical complexity of these titles,” the representative told IGN, noting that all of these games will also be on Xbox Game Pass on day one.

2023 is set to be a big year for Xbox, with heavy hitters like Bethesda’s Starfield and Redfall set for the first half of the year. The next Forza Motorsport is also slated for 2023. There are many other undated, long-gestating Xbox first-party titles, such as Obsidian’s Avowed, Rare’s Everwild and Ninja Theory’s Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II.

That said, Xbox Game Pass has been offering day one access to all Xbox first-party games since 2018, giving consumers an alternative from paying full price to purchase titles. Xbox Game Pass costs $11.99/month on Xbox and PC or $16.99/month for Game Pass Ultimate, which includes the service for both platforms as well as Xbox Live Gold, Xbox Cloud Gaming and EA Play.

Xbox raising game prices brings the company in line with several other publishers. Sony has been charging $90 CAD for PS5 titles, while third-parties like 2K and EA have been charging the same amount for most of their big games. Ubisoft also confirmed in September that its upcoming AAA games will cost $70 USD. As it stands, Nintendo continues to sell Switch games for $60 USD/$80 CAD.

The Xbox games price increase comes shortly after Xbox chief Phil Spencer confirmed that consoles themselves won’t see a price increase until at least after this holiday season. It also remains to be seen when Game Pass itself may see a price hike, especially if the big games it includes, such as Starfield, are set to cost more.

Source: IGN

TECH NEWS RELATED

9 Best Ways To Retrieve A Downloaded Movie On Your Laptop

Watching movies online can be a hassle; Especially when there is a lot of buffering. This is one of the biggest reasons for people to download their movies and watch them offline. However, I found this specific query in a forum where people were asking to recover a downloaded movie ...

View more: 9 Best Ways To Retrieve A Downloaded Movie On Your Laptop

How To Snip Screen On Your Laptop?

Taking a screenshot is not a complicated process. All of us are familiar with at least one way to do it. However, there are several ways to capture your screen for a frame. We made this article to show you all the different ways you can grab your screens. If ...

View more: How To Snip Screen On Your Laptop?

How To Connect AirPods To A Laptop?

The Apple AirPods are, undoubtedly, some of the best earpieces available on the electronics market. With three generations of different AirPods models, these sleek, ivory earphones are quite popular. Apart from the appearance and quality, AirPods are known for being versatile. Irrespective of what the host device is, AirPods can ...

View more: How To Connect AirPods To A Laptop?

7 Best Ways To Fix DistributedCOM Error In Windows

If you open the Event Viewer utility often, you may notice a DistributedCOM Error on Windows. Let’s know what this DistributedCOM Error Windows error is, how it’s caused, and how you can fix it. Contents show 1 What Is the DistributedCOM Error Windows 10 and 11? 2 What is the ...

View more: 7 Best Ways To Fix DistributedCOM Error In Windows

12 Easy Fixes For Webcam Not Working In Windows

Cameras are becoming quite common for PCs. We use meetings on Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, and other options. The operating system might not be at fault if your camera isn’t working. You can use the given solutions to solve the Webcam Not Working Windows issue quickly. We have covered ...

View more: 12 Easy Fixes For Webcam Not Working In Windows

Windows 10 Sound Not Working: 18 Quick And Easy Methods

Is  Windows 10 Sound Not Working on your PC? This is a common issue faced by many Windows users.  If you are one among them, you are in the right place. This article gives you 11 solutions to fix the no-sound issues in Windows 10.  Contents show 1 Reasons For ...

View more: Windows 10 Sound Not Working: 18 Quick And Easy Methods

Fix CAA20004 Microsoft Teams Sign in Error

Microsoft Teams have a bundle of excellent and attractive features that provides you with easy communication among friends, even classes and offices were conducted online. There’s a lot going on in MS Teams, for example, you can chat via messages and video calls, and at the same time share files ...

View more: Fix CAA20004 Microsoft Teams Sign in Error

How To Fix This Update Is Not Applicable To Your Computer Error: 11 Quick Fixes

Windows standalone updates packages are useful when your Windows updater is not working or you want to install a certain update manually. However, running these updated packages, sometimes, shows the error message “This update is not applicable to your computer” or “This update is not applicable to your computer”. ...

View more: How To Fix This Update Is Not Applicable To Your Computer Error: 11 Quick Fixes

Windows Dual Boot Menu Not Showing: 6 Easy Ways To Fix

12 Best Fixes: Windows 10 Start Menu Search Not Working

How to customize and publish a Microsoft Bookings page?

Chic-Fil-A’s Training Program Apparently Features a Familiar Fallout Face

Microsoft Teams Status not updating or changing

Don’t Buy a Foldable Until Samsung Brings This Prototype to Life

Windows Encryption Not Working? 6 Best Ways To Fix

How to get Apple Calendar on Windows PC

Windows Update Error 0x80073701: 9 Best Ways To Fix

Best Ways To Fix Slow Internet During VPN On Windows 11

6 Solutions To Fix Wmpnetwk High CPU Usage In Windows

Save Time in Microsoft PowerPoint by Making Your Own Theme

OTHER TECH NEWS

Top Car News Car News