Once upon a time, Wube Software‘s developers created a fantastic game known as Factorio. Since the game’s release about 12 years ago (when development first began), it has garnered the affection of many million users.
This difficult-to-obtain figure will now be put to the test as a result of the developers of Factorio announcing an official and permanent price increase of $5 for their game. Although it isn’t much because it’s only a “symbolic” five, it’s a curious move because the game hasn’t experienced any substantial modifications recently that may explain it. Although it’s true that it’s not much because it’s only a “symbolic” five.
The developers provide an explanation for the inflation that has occurred over the course of the previous seven years, which is a valid argument in theory, despite the fact that the whole thing appears to be quite controversial, considering that very few people choose to increase the cost of their game.
“Hello and good morning, Engineers!
Beginning on Thursday, January 26, 2023, we will be increasing the base price of Factorio from $30 to $35. This change will take effect the following week.
We do this to make up for the amount of inflation that has taken place since the game was first made available on Steam in 2016.”
Do you believe the people who developed it made the correct choice?
Good day Engineers,
Next week, on Thursday 26th January 2023,
We will increase the base price of Factorio from $30 to $35.
This is an adjustment to account for the level of inflation since the Steam release in 2016.
— Factorio (@factoriogame) January 20, 2023