When the Steam Sales are on, everyone wants to fight back against the massive attention it gets with their own offers and deals. Microsoft have just waded in with their offering: the Ultimate Game Sale.
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So, what’s on offer? You’re probably assuming it’s most things, being an Ultimate Game Sale, but some big first-party hits, such as Forza Horizon 3, have no discounts at all. “Ultimate,” they call this?
Forza Horizon 3 is almost a year old, but you still have to pay $59.99 to play it on PC, which is ridiculous. It wouldn’t be so bad, but there’s not all that much else on the store. You’d think Microsoft would offer something on first-party games.
Here’s some of what is on offer:
- Gears of War 4 (Standard: $29.99 / 50% off regular price; Ultimate Edition: $59.99 /40% off regular price)
- Halo Wars 2 (Standard: $29.99 / 50% off regular price; Ultimate Edition $39.99 / 50% off regular price)
- ROBLOX (In-game discounts, up to 50% off)
- Resident Evil 7 (Standard: $35.99 / 40% off regular price; Deluxe Edition: $58.49 / 35% off regular price)
- Dead Rising 4 (Standard: $29.99 / 50% off regular price; Deluxe Edition: $40.00 / 50% off regular price)
- Quantum Break (Standard: $20.00 / 50% off regular price)
That’s it. That’s all the games on offer in Microsoft’s Ultimate Game Sale. Sleep easy, Valve. Sleep easy.
Can you run it? Check the Forza Horizon 3 system requirements on PCGameBenchmark.