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Microsoft to increase new Xbox first-party game prices in 2023

The $70 price tag is said to reflect the content, scale, and technical complexity of the titles

In 2023, Microsoft will be increasing the price of new first-party Xbox games from $60 to $70.

According to IGN, Forza Motorsport, Redfall, and Starfield will be among the first games to launch reflecting the change.

Currently, game price changes have not been announced for other regions.

"This price reflects the content, scale, and technical complexity of these titles," a Microsoft representative told IGN.

Back in September, during an interview with CNBC, Xbox head Phil Spencer was asked if Microsoft had plans to raise the retail price of consoles.

In response, Spencer said, "I can definitely say we have no plans today to raise the price of our consoles."

At the time, he explained that during economic uncertainty it would not be the right move to raise the price of the hardware.

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