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Microsoft will release the next AAA Xbox games at $70

Microsoft has officially confirmed that the next big first match AAA titles of xbox will be released at a price of $70, following the gaming industry trend of increasing the base price of the game. Now, Microsoft has also joined the price gouging club with Interactive Entertainment from Sony, Take-Two Interactive Y Activision Blizzard, who recently released their major games for $70.

For example, the recently released god of war ragnarok by sony interactive entertainment, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 by Activision, Marvel’s Midnight Suns by 2k games, Y need for speed unleashed by electronic art all were priced at $70. However, Microsoft has emphasized that regional pricing may still differ, and no clear statement on regional pricing was provided after the updated pricing.

Although the price increase was confirmed to affect upcoming highly anticipated AAA titles including Redfall, starfield, Forza Motorsport Y Declared. All mentioned games are scheduled for a test 2023 launch window indicating that this new policy will most likely be implemented effectively starting the following year.

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Microsoft spokespersons have given their statements about this recent development to popular media channels, IGN Y Windows Central.

We’ve kept the price increases until after the holidays so families can enjoy the gift of games. Starting in 2023, our new full-price games built for the next generation, including Forza Motorsport, Redfall, and Starfield, will launch on $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 on Xbox, they will also be available with Game Pass the same day they are released.”

-via windows center

“This pricing reflects the content, scale, and technical complexity of these titles, as with all games developed by our teams on Xbox, they will also be available with Game Pass the same day they are released.”

-via IGN

It shouldn’t come as a surprise, especially after the recent price hike in the gaming industry, if it was game station the prices of the consoles that Sony increased or the prices of the games that were affected in general. Also, last month, microsoft games CEO phil spencer He stated that a price hike is inevitable in the future and that all Xbox services, be they consoles, subscription services, or games, will be affected by it.

I think at some point we’re going to have to raise some prices on certain things, but going into this holiday, we thought it was really important to keep the prices that we have because consumers, right now, are more insecure than they are. I have been in a long time.

-Phil Spencer

It makes sense, after all, the gaming budget has increased over the years, with studios raising the bar with each game and making the next one more immersive and visually appealing than before, keeping in mind the expectations of the fans. And these tech upgrades and upgrades cost a lot, and for years, the base price of games has stayed the same.

According to game studios, price increases like this will help them improve content instead of compromising quality to reduce costs that will ultimately affect the player experience. So what are your thoughts on this? Are you happy with Microsoft’s decision? Let us know in the comments section below.

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