factor, the factory base-building strategy game by developer Wube Software, will become permanently more expensive next week. Starting January 26, the base price will increase from $30 to $35. According to the studio, this decision takes inflation into account. The studio confirmed to GameSpot that the price change “will apply across all platforms,” including the Nintendo Switch.
During early access, Factorio had a base price of $20, which increased to $30 in 2020 after version 1.0 was released. Since then, the PC version has remained at the stated price, except for the occasional sale. But as Wube Software announced today on Twitter, this is an “adjustment to account for the inflation of the Steam release in 2016”, referring to the early access start year.
Good day engineers,
Next week, Thursday, January 26, 2023,
We will increase Factorio’s base price from $30 to $35.
This is an adjustment to account for inflation since Steam’s release in 2016.
– Factor (@factoriogame) January 20, 2023
Strategy title has received dozens of updates since the release of version 1.0, with the latest two most recent last week. At the end of 2022, the developer launched a Nintendo Switch version – the first console port of the game also had a base price of $30 – which has also received support since then.
During an earnings briefing in November, Nintendo’s management said the company has No plans to raise prices Nintendo Switch, but “will closely monitor the situation to determine if price increases are needed”. However, in terms of gameplay, Xbox announced that the new mainline first-party titles – including those like Redfall and Starfield – will cost $69 at launch, along with titles like Ubisoft. It remains to be seen whether other independent studios will follow Wube Software’s decision in the near future.
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