Halo: Reach now available on Games on Demand. It’s £49.99.
Okay, granted, Microsoft’s Games on Demand service has never even remotely resembled an affordable alternative to retail, but – ouch – this takes the cake!
Bungie’s multi million-selling shooter prequel, initially released last September, hit the Xbox LIVE Marketplace earlier this week, priced at an outrageous £49.99.
On the other hand, you could pick up a brand new copy, direct from Amazon.co.uk for £26.41, while GAME are currently flogging the limited Collector’s Edition for £29.98. Want another kick in the face? US users get Reach for $49.99 – roughly £31. Cheers, Microsoft!
Considering the marked reduction in manufacturing costs of a download versus a disc, other online storefronts like Steam offering bargains galore, not to mention the fact Xbox users already pay an annual fee for the use of the LIVE service, can Microsoft really get away with charging the best part of half a ton for a six-month-old game? Leave your comments below!