Starfield and Forza Motorsport Will Be a Bit More Expensive To Play on Game Pass

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Starting from July 6, Starfield, Forza Motorsport, Horizon 5, and everything else on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Game Pass for Console will get just a bit more expensive. Following along is the Xbox Series X console to match Playstation's price hike from a while back. Microsoft has kept the prices steady so far, but they had to dig into their own pockets to "keep the peace."
Game Pass on PC is safe for now, but Ultimate will grow from $15 a month to $17, which in European "translation," means 15 Euros or 13 GBP. The basic Game Pass subscription just for the console will rise from $10 to $11.

Not a tremendous increase, but it can add up over five years. In these uncertain financial times we're living, an extra buck is an extra buck at the end of the day. While the prices will increase on July 6, only newcomers will suffer through these changes. Veterans will start to feel the consequences from August 13.

If you're living on American soil, you're safe, and prices stay as they are, but also, if you're from Norway, Chile, Denmark, Switzerland, and Saudi Arabia.

As for the Xbox Series X price tag, it will go North in certain places. Starting from August 1, it will cost £480 in the UK, €550 in Europe, $650 (CAD) in Canada, and $800 (AUD) in Australia. America has been "spared," but there's good news on the Series S front because it will stay $300 across the board.

The new carbon black model was looking fine on its now, but now that it's going to keep the old price, it's even more tempting. Kari Perez, in charge of communications at Xbox, has justified the increases by saying, "We've held on our prices for consoles for many years and have adjusted the prices to reflect the competitive conditions in each market.”

This doesn't come as a surprise for anyone with a close eye on the gaming industry. Xbox has been playing the "good guy" ever since Phil Spencer took over and started reviving the dying gaming division with Project Scarlett or the Xbox One X.

PlayStation started hiking up its console prices last year by as much as 50 Euros in Europe, among other territories, aside from the United States. At the time, Jim Ryan - Sony Interactive Entertainment President and CEO - said it was all due to "high global inflation rates, as well as adverse currency trends, impacting consumers and creating pressure on many industries."

It was only a matter of time until their arch nemesis would have had to do the same thing, provided Sony's justification was completely factual. It took Xbox an entire year to catch up, which only means fans of the green team were the real winners here.
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