Xbox One owners have complained about Microsoft’s pricing policy on digital games. One user even went so far as to say that the community was being “punished” for downloading games digitally. You can’t blame gamers for being frustrated. Prices were found to be higher when compared to their physical versions and this did not sit well with people.
Last month Microsoft’s Major Nelson did confirm that competitive pricing for digital games is “on the agenda,” and now we’re starting to see some of that talk lead into action. The company is conducting several tests, the first of which starts today and reduces price for digital download of Ryse: Son of Rome. The special pricing on this game will be available from February 18th to February 24th. That is the window when Xbox One owners will be able to purchase a digital copy for $39.99.
Microsoft will also have a sale on add-on content later this week. So they are starting slow, testing the waters. The sale will be available right up to the launch of the next major Ryse DLC, the Mars’ Chosen Pack lands on February 28th. It is a good time to purchase a digital copy of Ryse: Son of Rome. At least it is a start. Hopefully they can lower more prices soon.