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Star Wars: Battlefront News for Xbox One

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EA's PlayStation 4 and Xbox One titles will carry an RRP of £54.99 - £5 more than the average current-gen RRP.

Confirmation of EA's next-gen pricing was revealed in an FAQ with GAME, which states:

"At present, the only publisher to confirm costs of their next generation games are EA, attaching a price of £54.99.

"No other game prices have been confirmed. We will of course update our listings as and when this happens. And if the price changes before release day, you will always pay the lowest price."

Bar a few exceptions, current-gen titles typically RRP for £49.99 in the UK. Recent releases in the Call of Duty and FIFA franchises have each carried a higher £54.99 RRP.

But despite the higher price planned for next-gen, RRP isn't typically indicative of shop prices, of course. Games usually float around the £39.99 price-point on the high street.

It isn't yet known whether next-gen titles will be sold for their full RRP at launch or carry a lower price tag, but online retailers are currently asking full whack.

EA has a variety of titles in store for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, including launch window titles Battlefield 4, Need For Speed Rivals, FIFA 14, NBA Live 14 and Madden 25, with Mirror's Edge, Star Wars: Battlefront, Titanfall and more set to follow.

Source: game.co.uk

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JimB22's Avatar

JimB22

yet another reason, why I'm going to wait a year at least before choosing, that and the fact that my 2 year old £350 PC has pretty much the same spec? and to be perfectly honest with GTA V coming out on the 360 first i really couldn't care about one of the new systems just yet.
Posted 17:01 on 11 July 2013
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dav2612@ GK15

I didn't realise inflation was exclusive to games on new consoles.
Posted 09:13 on 11 July 2013
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pblive

But you're thinking of the price you pay at the till. The average retail suggested price is £49.99 for a game but most stores and certainly online retailers try to undercut this as much as they can.
Posted 23:13 on 10 July 2013
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jason9540

They say £5 more than current gen... It's more like 10 to 15 pound more :/
Posted 22:41 on 10 July 2013
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GingerMessiah

To be honest it totally makes sense, even though it's annoying/expensive. Prices are rising each year in most trades worldwide and game devs are investing more on the creation or use of engines (such as Frostbite 3) which are expensive to buy, especially due to the increase in tech such as graphical improvements and the fluidity of gameplay (fps). Companies then expect to gain back the money invested in profit from selling the game thus are increasing the price of their product due to the fact they spend more on creating the newest titles as opposed to when they were spending less on the older ones! It is expected as much for next generation games.
Posted 21:20 on 10 July 2013
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GK15@ pblive

I believe you're talking about the conversion from MS points to £ that resulted in a slight increase. Doesn't really have anything to do with what I said.

And it doesn't mean MS raised the their prices in the UK. It just means the conversion rate didnt quite equal out. I believe 1600 points used to equate to 13.60 and now they've priced it in £ at 14.99. You do realize they are not going to price something at 13.60 don't you?

MS points are natively based off of $ where 80pts = 1$, 400pts = 5$, etc.

We are in agreeance on one thing however, this is obviously not the time for digital games as too many people were unwilling to embrace the change. Maybe next gen..
Posted 20:41 on 10 July 2013
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pblive@ GK15

And Microsoft have just put their DIGITAL game prices up. Well done on spouting nonsense.

DRM is not the answer, a move to a digital future will happen as and when the digital prices fall and there is a real reason to move to digital, not by a forced move that immediately turns people against the idea. It worked for CDs and is working for film.
Posted 17:29 on 10 July 2013
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GK15

Congratulations cry babies and Xbox One haters. You've gotten your wish.

And if you're not old enough to have taken it in class yet, it's called inflation. DRM could have potentially staved off increasing prices as more money would have gone to the developer/publisher instead of all going to retail second hand game sellers. We could have had a combination of both. Inflation and more demanding/bigger scale games will always lead to increasing prices.

Expect this and more cheesy, f2p games with micro-transactions.

Really, is everyone that surprised?
Posted 16:54 on 10 July 2013
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stealthfire

I am just going to buy a few games at price of launch to keep me ticking over and then wait for price drops before buying more games...54.99 is to high to be honest its just business greed...
Posted 14:54 on 10 July 2013
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polla2256

Well thats just fine by me as I ordered a PS4 I can just wait a few days and pick up a cheap copy on e-bay.
Posted 13:37 on 10 July 2013
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supergoggles

Ridiculous pricing......I hope they bomb in in sales
Posted 10:17 on 10 July 2013
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RAMBOZOTHECLOWN

Leave it up to EA. Removes online passes, ad $10 to the price of the game. I guarantee they were pushing M$ to use drm, and online check. Now that they can't get either back they jack up the price of their games! Unbelievable! Guess I will keep on boycotting their products. On the upside they did promise no online passes, so they weren't lying as they are reaching for your wallet yet again.
Posted 00:26 on 10 July 2013
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Endless@ BrySkye

I remember Star Wars: Pod Racer and Mortal Kombat both being £70 on N64, even more when you factored in the memory expansion unit!
Posted 22:12 on 09 July 2013
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Wido

Wow... I have both FIFA 14 & BF4 pre-ordered for the Xbox One... More saving to do then.
Posted 21:05 on 09 July 2013
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Batmamerc

I've not decided which console I'm getting yet to be fair, I have pre ordered Xbox one on amazon only because it doesn't cost anything to do so plus I will get the day one edition if I do decide to stick with it, I'm still more pro PS4 at the moment but it only comes down to what exclusives I prefer at launch (Xbox at the mo I'm afraid) and which one my mates are getting (again Xbox). But anyway I wasn't referring to it been good for me that they went bk on drm good for gamers in general that can't afford stupid pennies that wait for the drop or buy pre owned, but then again this is EA they will only crap on that exploit again too.
Posted 20:30 on 09 July 2013

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Release Date: 01/11/2015
Developer: D.I.C.E
Publisher: EA
Genre: First Person Shooter
Rating: TBC
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