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Xbox One first-party titles to cost the same as Xbox 360 games

Xbox One first-party titles to cost the same as Xbox 360 games

Microsoft has announced that it will not change the pricing of its first-party lineup of Xbox One games. According to Polygon, games published by Microsoft on the Xbox One will cost $59.99—the same as games for the Xbox 360 cost right now. “I can confirm that Microsoft Studios games on Xbox One will be $59.99 (MSRP),” said a representative. This basically means that we’ll be seeing the same Rs 2,500 to Rs 3,000 price tag on Xbox One games when the console makes its way to India in 2014. The Xbox One is expected to hit stores in November this year and will cost $499.

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The Redmond-based company hasn’t stated whether the console will have variable pricing for its games, much like we have on the PC right now with games costing between $59.99 and being free-to-play. Rival console manufacturer Sony had announced back in February that this would be the case for the PlayStation 4 as well, and in time has backed up the statement with the announcement of free-to-play titles for the next-gen console such as Zombie Studios’ Blacklight: Retribution and Sony’s own PlanetSide 2.

Sony Computer Entertainment America CEO and President Jack Tretton had told CNBC, “People are willing to pay if they see the value there and I think there’s more choice than ever before for consumers. We’re going to welcome free-to-play models, games from $0.99 up to those $60 games.”

“If you really see where the heat is for the true gamer, it’s on the console and it’s still that big-form experience that typically runs upwards of $50 million to develop, and we’ll justify that $60 price point and we’ll give people hours and hours of gameplay on a daily basis for months and years to come,” he added.