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New Xbox One Game Launches With 25% Discount for Xbox Live Gold Members

Save yourself $6 by picking up Flockers during an "introductory" sale.

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As the price of an Xbox Live Gold subscription has risen, Microsoft has also expanded what you get for being a Gold member. Most recently that's come in the form of free games, similar to what PlayStation Plus subscribers get. Starting today, at least in the case of one game, Gold members can now get a limited-time discount on a newly launched game.

Flockers, a new puzzle game from longtime Worms developer Team17, launches today on Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4 (in Europe--it'll be out on PS4 in North America on Tuesday). If you're an Xbox Live Gold member, you'll find the Xbox One version costs $18.74, rather than its regular price of $24.99.

That's because of a limited-time, 25-percent-off discount being offered for Gold members (as well as Plus members in PS4, at least in Europe). We've seen these kinds of launch-day discounts offered on the PlayStation Network before, and they're commonplace on Steam, but it's not something we've seen much of on Xbox Live. Hopefully it's a sign of things to come.

We have seen at least one company, in Electronic Arts, begin offering consistent discounts on its new console games. Among the perks you receive for becoming an EA Access subscriber is a 10 percent discount on digital purchases of EA's games and downloadable content.

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