Competitive Xbox One digital pricing is "on the agenda", says Major Nelson

Brief aside sparks hope for lower prices

Good news, peasants! Microsoft is aware that some of you ungrateful sods think £35.19 is too much to pay for a new edition of Angry Birds, according to PR man Larry Hryb.

"We are way aware of this and many of the concerns of the community," he wrote with regard to a thread about a Microsoft Store pre-order deal for Titanfall, which some people are having trouble taking advantage of. "We have some great stuff planned for Xbox One this year (and beyond.) As soon as we can share some of the goodness...we will."


Asked by a fan whether the said "great stuff" might encompass more competitive pricing for digital downloads, the Major replied: "Is is indeed on the agenda." So now you know.

Digital Xbox One game prices (and, in fairness, digital PS4 game prices) are the object of much grumbling. It's been claimed that the growth of digital distribution on consoles will bring about a general price drop, as publishers pass on what they've saved by cutting high street retailers out of the loop. Alas, this hasn't yet come to pass - Xbox One exclusive prices actually rose over Christmas.

Still, these are early days - higher prices are inevitable at console launch, when demand is at peak and there's only a handful of games in the line-up. What do you think is a reasonable sum for a digital game on Xbox One?