Microsoft has said it will respond to requests for
cheaper Xbox One digital game prices with a
series of tests, starting tomorrow with Ryse: Son
The game will cost $39.99 (likely around £29.99
in the UK) from the 18th - 24th February, with a
further sale on add-on content next week.
"Lot of people asked for better deals on our
digital marketplace, so we're testing some,"
Microsoft studio manager Mike Ybarra explained
via Twitter (thanks, Total Xbox ).
"That's far better than the used price at
GameStop and others! Go digital!"
Ybarra added that he was "99.9 per cent sure"
that the deal would be available in the UK, too.
The sale will lead up to the 28th February launch
of the next major slice of Ryse DLC, the Mars'
The expansion will add a new Survival Mode to
the game, plus new maps and a character skin.
In Microsoft's words , it will be "the most
ambitious and robust add-on to date".
Microsoft mouthpiece Major Nelson hinted in
January that more competitive digital game
pricing was "indeed on the agenda".
I think that's good and will increase the relevance of digital distribution, after all people must have grown tired of being milked digitally for so long on consoles last gen. I hope the experiment is successful and they'll realize games get massive sale spikes if priced reasonably.