Usually, after a game comes out for a console, the price decreases to attract more buyers. That’s not the case with Microsoft’s Xbox One exclusives, however, as the company has given a few select titles a price hike.
Dead Rising 3, Ryse: Son of Rome and Forza Motorsport 5 initially launched at 44.99 in pounds apiece. This week, though, they’ve gone up to 49.99.
Although Microsoft didn’t explain the decision behind the hike, it stated that possible deals and promotions could be in the works for them. “Yes, pricing for select digital content in some markets have changed since launch,” a spokesperson explained to Eurogamer. “Digital content pricing is subject to change and we may occasionally offer various deals or promotions. Ultimately, pricing and promotions will vary by region.”
Fortunately, it doesn’t look like U.S. pricing will follow suit, as the games already sell for $59.99 apiece.