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Microsoft: XBL Gold membership increase helps fund extra content and infrastructure costs

Tuesday, 2 November 2010 21:09 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Craig Davison, senior marketing director for Xbox Live, has said the price increase for Gold Membership all boils down to content.

Speaking with Gamasutra, Davison said raising the price from $4.17 per month to $5 well help keep the quality of offerings consistent while allowing the firm to add more options to members.

“If I’m playing Halo: Reach, Gears of War, Call of Duty, the consistency of the service and the experience needs to be there regardless of what that entertainment application is,” he said. “As you can imagine, the costs associated with maintaining a service at that level and making sure all of those features are consistent, we’re hitting that quality bar, we’re adding the customer service infrastructure necessary, we’re accommodating all of the same social features and functionality too, there’s a cost.

“Infrastructure costs, of course. And we’re continuing to bring more and more content. And we want to add more and more and more. ESPN is a great example. No extra charge for Xbox Live Gold members. But we want to continue to bring that content in. We also want to continue to innovate on all dimensions, whether it’s social, entertainment, or gaming.

“So there you go.”

Microsoft launched XBL in 2002, and went from 400K members in its first year to 25 million as of today.

Announced back in August, the price of a Gold Membership with Xbox Live was raised from $49.99 a year to $59.99, yesterday.

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40 Comments

  1. Razor

    $60 for what’s basically a P2P service.

    Seriously, how do gamers let them get away with it?

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Dralen

    That’s a load of BS and they know it!! They just want more cash out of their customers.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. lexph3re

    Who said it was gamers who let them get away with it?

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Lahanas

    Live Gold simply isnt worth it anymore and for the first time in four years I wont renew my membership. PSN gaming is free and PS3 has many many more exclusives coming. 50-60 euros a year for what exactly that ps3 doesnt offer?

    #4 4 years ago
  5. SlayerGT

    Lahanas thats my feeling on it too. Once my sub. ran out I would go to look at games and say “Do I get this for Xbox and have to re-up if I just happen to want to go online with it? Or for PS3 and it won’t matter.” It makes too much sense. Every 60 dollar Xbox game looked like a 100 dollar game.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Psychotech

    @4 fanboy response:cross game chat :P

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Michael O’Connor

    Cross game chat.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. OrbitMonkey

    @6 Oh yeah? Well my little xbox friend, psn will also have cross game chat! Free for psn plus members! Psn plus only costs about £40 quid a year… Oh wait a minute…

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Michael O’Connor

    @8 Hahahaha!

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Callum

    @8 lol :)
    My live cost me £22 this year. I’m sorry, but that is £1.83 a month. I am happy to pay that just for halo reach multiplayer!

    #10 4 years ago
  11. lexph3re

    Sony. More then likely won’t do cross game chat. I for one don’t think 60buck or a. Single 1$ would make me buy a online service just for cross game chat. It just doesn’t matter to me. Played with cross game chat and it was a bit fun. But, I’m not dying to have it. And, it was only fun for when a moment before I cut it off. I’m an immersive gamer and hearing my friend scream about halo while I play ssf4 is to distracting because I have to dog my friends when they get pwn’d its how our relationship works.

    But still. Cross game chat isn’t justifing the purchase. Please. Try again to persuade me

    #11 4 years ago
  12. poopoofruits

    xbox live is more appealing for people, i think thats what it is. And the majority of people think that if everyone has it, it must be good.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Suikoden Fan

    honestly dont see much point in cross game chat, unless your in a clan match. otherwise i’d just have people talking to me when i should be concentrating on the game, if i wanted to talk, i’d phone them or something out of game. its too easy to get distracted and fuck up if you have what i call ‘background noise’

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Erthazus

    Cross Game Chat is overrated for paying 60 dollars seriously.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. OrbitMonkey

    Ok I’m a ps3 user, suits me fine, but I can see the appeal of cross game chat. Its basically a unlimited phone line to any of your mates who own a 360. I’m assuming you don’t have to be playing a game to use it?

    #15 4 years ago
  16. NoxNoctisUmbra

    I agree, You pay for p2p. it should be fucking free. Dedicated servers are the way to go. So why 256 player MAG game with dedicated servers have little or no lag during gameplay, and HALO Reach, or MW2 has huge lag? Pay for Xbox live? no fucking way!!!

    THere should be 3 levels for Xbox live
    Silver (no online play)
    Gold FREE Online play
    And Platnium, all other features for 60 bucks a year.

    Xcross game chat? WTF is that? if you wanna tlak to you friend, let him or her play the same fucking game, its just like real life, when you talk to someone and they start texting in front of you, get the fuck out of here.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. reask

    @ 13
    Ask the younger ones on that and you will get a totally different response.
    I picked up Sims 3 for the little one last week.
    For the laugh I suggested getting it on PS3.
    I got stared out of it.

    You are talking about a generation that is doing at least 50% of there socialising on line.
    x chat is not a bonus for this gen it is standard practice for them.

    I seldom if ever use the headset(only with friends).
    But the younger gen use social network sites as normal for socialising.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. MushroomStamp

    What some of you are calling cross-game chat is also used for in-game dedicated chat. In short it’s just dedicated chat, not really cross-game. Dedicated chat is great for when you want to only talk to your friends. It allows you to talk even during loading screens or other times that game itself doesn’t really have a voice connection going. It allows you to communicate on a team of 8 when you really only care about communicating with 4.

    To me it’s crucial for effective & competitive gaming without the restrictions of the game itself.

    I absolutely don’t want to play a multiplayer game without it.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. reask

    You said it better than me Mushroom. :)

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Dark

    pay to pay even more.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Suikoden Fan

    @18 and 19 either way i like to concentrate on the game itself not hear someone jabber on, and i am of the young generation. I know that for a fact if someone talks during an fmv especially in an rpg, i’ll go apeshit at them.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. MushroomStamp

    Well obviously RPGs aren’t really multiplayer games at least that require communication. However, if you are into competitive team play such as Reach… my teammate damn well better speak up “He’s coming up behind on your right”. His proper communication is essential to me not being ganked from behind. When not in maches I don’t want to have conversation interrupted because there is a load screen or suddenly other people able to listen in because of that particular talk/game design.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. manamana

    “ESPN is a great example” – yes, especially when you pay 59€ and dont see it on the horizon. What NNU says, is absolutely the way to go, from a user perspective.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Psychotech

    @8 But at least PSN has the alternative without paying to play online and i don’t think ps3 will ever get cross game chat either for Plus or regular members.
    Thinking of how the memory is divided on the ps3 i don’t think it can handle cross game chat so well if not at all
    But you will definitely see this feature on ps4

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    I did the $40 renewal special October 31 before the price went up on Nov 1 to $60. Figure I’m gonna be playing online at least another few years or so. Not sure if i’ll renew again after that at the $60 rate.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. MushroomStamp

    I got 5 years for $125 :) When TRU did their 50% off accessories. Just got 5 live cards for $24.99/per.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. NoxNoctisUmbra

    I agree with some of you that cross media chat should be in Xbox live, I hate it, because play the game you are playing not with people who play diffrent games, but thats just me..

    But at the end of the day I think everyone is overpaying just for that feature that it should be free!

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Kuwabara

    It’s going to pay for the kinnect 500 million dollar marketing campaign, cause theyre greedy fuckers and bill gates hasnt got enough billions , that he has to steal from u sheep.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. LordCancer

    I don’t agree with the price of xbox live before they raised the price. I been unwilling to pay more then $30 for the 12 month cards. The recent changes microsoft made to my account also piss me off. They re-enabled auto renewal and disable your ability to turn it off from the website. It now requires a 45 minute call to india where this bitch kept calling me jacob, my name isn’t fucking jacob!

    #29 4 years ago
  30. OrbitMonkey

    @24 I agree totally, but I would like to see cross game chat on this gen of playstation console! Though I think a fair few ps3 owners need to get headset sorted :D

    #30 4 years ago
  31. OrbitMonkey

    @29 Lol that story is so fucking true, my mate wanted to cancel before going in a tour of southeast Asia. They advised him to take the console & hook into internet cafes :D Hard selling bro!

    #31 4 years ago
  32. LordCancer

    lol she asked me sir why do you be wanting to disable auto renewal sir.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Chris2pher_Jack

    Microsoft… why even bother trying to justify yourself, we all know you’re evil, you need no excuses for your actions. Profit is your number 1 priority, at least other companies don’t sacrifice quality anywhere near to the extent that you do. Windows is outdated, 360 has a weak design (even the new model), & i don’t expect much from their new phone OS.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. OrbitMonkey

    @33 Woah dude! Did Bill Gates give you a wedgie or something?

    #34 4 years ago
  35. LordCancer

    maybe bill gave him a crocodile dundee!

    #35 4 years ago
  36. polygem

    as much as i love my 360. this is a joke. service is already build up and well established. not a big deal to implement new stuff. tell your mom otherwise. it´s a freakin crime to increase the price of xbl. this…making sure all the features are consistent blabla…wow…pinnochio what´s happening to your nose?

    #36 4 years ago
  37. polygem

    @16: i agree with the 3 levels thing. it wont ever happen though. but ms should be forced by law to allow players to play online for free. seriously.
    cross game chat: never ever used it and never ever will….if i play slayer on halo i have to concentrate otherwise they´ll totally destroy me…if i play fable i want to enjoy the beautiful world without someone burping in the mic.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. Chris2pher_Jack

    @34, you have to be evil to get the kind of profits that Apple & Microsoft get, it’s called ‘exploiting’, everyone does it, but no one is as good as either Apple or Microsoft, & although the 360 is cheaply designed, i do enjoy Fable & Halo, & although Windows isn’t cheap, at least it’s easy to use, will take me ages to get used to Linux but i have no intentions of using Mac.

    #38 4 years ago
  39. Blerk

    “ESPN is a great example. No extra charge for Xbox Live Gold members.”

    Apart from the extra charge that you just added, you mean? :-D

    Personally speaking, stuff like ESPN/Sky Player/Netflix/Last.FM/etc. should be charged for, mostly because I’d never use them.

    It’s almost like they need a third level of subs – a ‘free’ with the basics, a ‘gaming’ sub for the gamey stuff, and a ‘full’ sub for all the services. The ‘full’ could be the price they charge now, the ‘gamer’ one could be a little cheaper.

    But there’s no chance of that ever happening. :-)

    #39 4 years ago
  40. frostquake

    Since the price was not supposed to go up until Nov.1, I thought I would wait until the last week to go out and buy another year via the plastic cards you find in Best Buys, GameStops, and Walmarts.

    Well they pulled them all and only had the $60 ones, and I wasn’t allowed to buy the older ones, even though one store had them in a shopping cart behind the register…SIGH!

    #40 4 years ago

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    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

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  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

    The Super Mario Gold amiibo which surfaced via a CPSIA certificate earlier this month will be a Walmart-exclusive, Nintendo has announced. The gold-colored Mario amiibo will be released the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for Wii U and will run you $12,96 at 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US. Along with […]

  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    As new gameplay overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, culled from the Active Time Report, stream has been sent over by Square Enix. The video provides a look at the history and environments of the Kingdom of Orience; the 14 memebers of Class Zero; the battle system with customizable magic spells; and the ability […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

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  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

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  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

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  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

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  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

    We’re giving away 10 Steam Wallet prizes worth $50 each to VG247 readers, courtesy of Bundle Stars. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning $50 Steam credit is to enter your details below. Join the Bundle Stars Steam group for entry in the sweepstake, and gain extra entries for […]

  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

    Joe Madureira, creator of Darksiders, has released art that strongly suggests a Battle Chasers game is in the works. Battle Chasers was a comic book from the late 1990s that suffered notorious production problems between issues and was never finished. Madureira formed Airship Syndicate after the collapse of THQ, where he co-created Darksiders. His latest […]

  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

    The trailer for notorious horror movie Axe has been recreated in GTA 5. The shot for shot remake is the work of gigerbrick who has previously recreated exploitation flicks like Machete and Hostel using Lego. The original Axe movie was banned in 1984 in the UK but passed with cuts in the late 1990s. Movie […]

  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]

  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

    Google has brought us one step closer to our inevitable slaughter or enslavement by machine overlords. Google has developed an AI that can learn to play video games and devise brand new strategies. Let me just rephrase that: Google has created an AI that can teach itself new skills, including how to play video games. […]

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

    Renowned Explorers: International Society is a turn-based strategy game from the team behind Reus, and it looks great. Renowned Explorers was announced almost a full year ago, but has been pretty quiet since then. Developer Abbey games has now announced that the game has hit alpha, and will be open to select testers soon. You […]

  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

    Cities: Skylines will fully support the modding community. Hailing from famously mod-friendly publisher Paradox, Cities: Skylines is a no-brainer for mod support – especially as a lack of mod support is one of the things SimCity was so heavily criticised for when it firts launched. In the developer diary below, Paradox’s Jakob Munthe is joined […]

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

    Nosgoth, the free-to-play multiplayer brawler set in the Legacy of Kain universe, has been given a significant makeover. The major feature of the latest Nosogth game update is a new playable human character called the Vanguard. “Equipped with mighty throwing axes and a shield, the Vanguard can take more punishment than any human class that […]

  • Xbox Live Gold 12 month sub $40 on Microsoft store

    Microsoft is offering $20 off 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at the moment. An Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription will normally set you back $60, but a Microsoft Store promotion has it on offer for $40. The offer is restricted to the US store. Although you can opt to grab your sub as […]

  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

    Tomb Raider will be Evan Daugherty’s second reboot of an established universe. The Tomb Raider movie reboot has signed on a writer and a distributor. Deadline reports Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3 writer Daugherty will write the film. Additionally, Warner Bros. has signed on to distribute, […]

  • Shelter 2 pre-orders open, launch trailer debuts early

    Shelter 2 is a game in which you are a mother lynx and must protect a den of kittens. Yes, it’s delightful. Shelter 2 is coming to Mac and PC on March 9. Pre-orders are now available on Steam at 10% off or on GOG.com with a free skin and soundtrack, or 20% off if […]

  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s trailer is like a Transformer – there’s more than meets the eye. The new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer contains a number of codes. Eagle-eyed users have spotted four so far, and work on cracking their meaning is progressing. According to an /r/games thread rounding up results so far, the codes pertain to […]

  • Assassin’s Creed haystacks won’t save you from a fall

    Assassin’s Creed fans, don’t try this at home. Assassin’s Creed characters can survive falls of almost any distance as long as they aim for the haystacks scattered handily throughout the environment. As you probably deduced from your familiarity with common sense, this isn’t a real thing: falling from heights kills you, the same way a […]

  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

    PS4 is outselling Xbox One – but why? A new report may have the answer. Last month, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the US again, returning it to the top of the charts after just two months away. Why? What has caused this reversal in fortunes in Microsoft’s home territory? According to a […]

  • Toejam and Earl are back with a new Kickstarter

    The early 90′s are alive and well in a new bid to bring back Toejam and Earl. Toejam and Earl released for Mega Drive (Genesis, Americans) in 1991, and the eponymous characters went on to count among Sega’s best-known characters. They appeared in a platformer, a light gun shooter and finally a 2002 Xbox game […]

  • New Wander trailer shows off Azertash form

    Wander is a collaborative, non-combat MMO in which you can take on a number of unique forms. Wander players begin as an ambulant tree called an Oren and can progress through several different bodies as they explore the environment, learning its secrets. One of these, which we’d not seen before this trailer, is the amphibious […]

  • SOMA approaching beta phase on PC and PS4

    SOMA, the new horror game from the Amnesia: The Dark Descent crew, is getting close to playable. Frictional Games has apologised for its recent silence over the project, but said it’s focused on reaching beta. Sorry all for the silence! We're closing in on Beta and everyone's working hard to get there. Once that's done, […]

  • Square Enix does not condone Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest HD Remaster

    Square Enix has said it’s not involved with a fan remake of Final Fantasy spin-off Mystic Quest. 1992 SNES game Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest is being remade by Dark Design as Mystic Quest HD Remaster. The developer is even taking pre-orders for the project. Unfortunately, it looks like it is in no position to be […]

  • New Hunger teaser released by LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers

    LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers Tarsier Studios have released a teaser trailer for Hunger, which was announced in May 2014 at the Nordic Game Conference. The game has been rumored to be the firm’s unannounced Sony project since 2010. Platforms are still to be announced, but the studio became a first-party SCE developer a few years back, […]

  • Here’s two Mario Party 10 overview videos, one featuring amiibo

    Overview videos for Mario Party 10 and the amiibo which work with the title have been released by Nintendo Japan. Obviously each one is in Japanese, but you get the gist all the same. Mario Party 10 releases on Wii U March 20 in North America and Europe. Thanks, AGB.

  • Clan Raids announced for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App

    Activision has announced a new Clan Raids mode will be made available through the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App. According to the CoD community blog, raids are time-based challenges where success earns you a spot on the Clan Raids leaderboards and new Clan Raid-exclusive in-game gear like the Equilibrium set. Clan members will […]

  • Play Battlefield Hardline starting March 12 through EA Access

    Xbox One users with an EA Access subscription will be able to play 10 hours worth of Battlefield Hardline starting March 12. EA Access members will are being granted access to the game five days before the street date, with full multiplayer and all saves transferring over into the main game. It was announced yesterday […]

  • This video summarizes the contents of Destiny patch 1.1.1

    With Destiny patch 1.1.1 now available, here’s a video summary of what to expect. In the video above, Arekkz Gaming gives you a rundown of the important bits in the update. Subscribe to Arekkz Gaming for more Destiny tips and trick through the link.

  • Destiny 1.1.1 patch notes out, update is live

    Destiny’s 1.1.1 patch arrives today, so if you have been kicked from activities, it means you will need to download the patch now that it’s live. We will be pushing the 1.1.1 patch for Destiny shortly. Players will be kicked from activities and required to download the patch. — Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) February 25, 2015 […]

  • Payday 2 packs based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number coming

    Starbreeze has announced another collaboration with Dennaton Games which will see masks based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number appear in Payday 2. The collaboration consists of two free updates when you acquire Hotline Miami 2 or its deluxe version on Steam from February 25. The two updates, called Hotline Miami Mask Pack and Jacket […]

  • Velocity 2X making its way onto Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One

    Velocity 2X will be released on Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One Futurlab has announced. The developer is in charge of the port, which will be published by Sierra. According to Futurlab, the deal with Sierra came about when self-publishing proved to be difficult due to spending “more time doing PR and marketing on Velocity […]

  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number finally has a release date

    A release date for Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number has been announced, finally. The game will arrive on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita March 10. It is now available for pre-order on GOG, Humble and Steam for 10% off for $13.49/£10.99. There’s also a Digital Special Edition available which includes tracks from […]