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Factorio is raising prices by $5 “to account for inflation”


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It’s no secret that things are getting more and more expensive — and games have been hit hard like groceries, rent, and medicine, with base prices for new AAA releases at regular intervals. rises to (and sometimes surpasses) the $100 mark.

But it looks like those price spikes are also affecting older games, as the developers behind the game manage the strategy. factor today announced their game price increase, the game has been released early since 2016.

The game will now sell for $35, a $5 increase from its previous price, presumably across all platforms (though this is unconfirmed):

For some Factorio players and fans, this price increase is welcome news. “You guys are worth so much more,” read an answer; another is called a game”worth every pennyOn the r/games subreddit, The response is markedly different. Many commenters were unhappy about this increase, pointing out that the game has never been discounted, as the developers have vowed never to lower the price. This is an excerpt from their blog post announcing price increase in 2018causes the game to go from $20 to $30:

“As you may know, we have a strict no-sales policy. The game will not be sold on Steam or any other platform.”

Factorio is released on Switch in October 2022. Here’s what we talked about it in our 8/10 rating:

“While there are some issues with the Switch port layout and controls, these are minor issues in a stellar game that would otherwise have you obsessing over the best possible layout for your home. your computer or want to keep playing to see what the next research tree opens up.”

How do you feel about games being overpriced? What do you think inflation is the reason for the price increase? Head down to the comments section to let us know what you think!

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