Factorio is wrapping up Early Access and raising its price


The developers don’t plan to run any sales

Whether it’s a game about to be delisted from a digital marketplace or one that’s about to leave Steam Early Access and bump up its price, I always appreciate a little advance notice. The automated factory builder Factorio is nearing full release on PC and now’s a good time to buy if you’re interested.

“The price of the game has been growing steadily together with the game becoming bigger, more stable and polished,” said Wube Software. “After careful consideration, we have decided to set the new price of the game to 30 USD (or your regional equivalent). This change will become effective as of the 16th of April 2018. This is the final Factorio price update, unless something unforeseen happens, so it will also be the price for the game for 1.0 release.”

The developer has reiterated that it won’t hold sales for Factorio “on Steam or any other platform,” meaning the current $20 price for the Early Access version is as good as it’ll get deal-wise. “I’m aware, that the sales can make a lot of money in a short period of time, but I believe that it is not worth it in the long run, and since we are not in financial pressure we can afford to think in the long run.”

It’s not a pricing strategy you see very often for a number of reasons, but it is one I wholeheartedly respect. Based on how Factorio has been received so far, the no-sale policy should work well.

Price change [Factorio]