Some games don’t give a fuck about discounts. This included RimWorld for years, for example, before it gave up the strict pricing policy for the Steam Summer Sale 2020. At Factorio, on the other hand, nothing seems to be moving down, quite the opposite.
From 20 dollars to the Early Access release, the price climbed steadily in five-euro increments to 30 dollars most recently. This sum is still valid until Thursday 26 January 2023.
Then Factorio will be available on Steam, GOG and Nintendo Switch 35 Euro
Why the price increase now?
So far, the price of the popular factory building game has increased steadily, according to the developers, to accommodate the growing content and improved refinement. After all, since the early access release, the game has received regular free updates for all owners.
The hype surrounding Factorio also moved other developers. As the most famous
Clone the also very strong Satisfactory applies, which shifts the factory construction to the first-person perspective:
Satisfactory – Factorio fun with 3D graphics
In addition, developer Wube Software continued work on Factorio even after the full release. Since no successor or DLC has been released so far, the game is probably the most important source of income for the company.
The latest price increase is being implemented to combat inflation since it was originally released on Steam in 2016, as the developers explain on Twitter:
link to Twitter content
You can follow the gradual increase in price here:
What else is Factorio?
Factorio appeared in early access in 2016 and experienced the full release in 2020. You can find our (admittedly very late) test here:
You had to wait five years for this test
The development game revolves around the most efficient possible construction of a factory with connected supply chains, which should work as independently as possible through automation. This leaves more time to expand the base and fight against the alien fauna, which is anything but enthusiastic about the loud hammering on their planet.
Very different from the players: Factorio is one of the most popular games on Steam with an approval rating of 97 percent (from over 120,000 user reviews).