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Factorio will increase its price on Steam and Switch due to inflation

factoriothe automated factory building game that has sold more than 3.5 million units since its release on Steam Early Access in 2016, increase your price on the Valve digital store and on the Nintendo Switch eShop next 26 of January due to inflation, as announced by the Wube Software development studio through a statement on Twitter.

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“Good morning, engineers. Next week, Thursday, January 26, 2023, we will increase the base price of factorio from 30 dollars to 35 dollars”, can be read in the message published last Friday. The price is adapted to USA and other European countries: the price on Steam is currently from 30 and increase up to 35 .

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The reason, according to the Prague study, is due to the cost of living increase since launch original game: “This is a setting for address the level of inflation since launch on Steam in 2016″. As they remember in GameSpot, factorio I know sold for 20 during early access, and started to cost 30 when version 1.0 was released; They also released at that price on Switch in October of last year.

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The game has never been on sale, nor will it be

At the beginning of 2023, in a statement where they celebrated having sold three and a half million units, of which around 40,000 are of the Switch version, Wube Software defended its policy of not participating in Steam and eShop promotions: “We are still having strong and consistent sales of around 500,000 [unidades] a year, which in hindsight validates the no-offer policy since we launched on Steam in 2016.”

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factorio continue to receive free updates periodically, in addition to a multitude of mod by a very active community. Wube Software has been working on a expansion that has no date release.

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