New version of Angry Birds Star Wars for next-generation Sony and Microsoft consoles will cost more than ten times as much as iPad version.
It’s not just the birds that are angry: Gamers are shocked by the $50 price tag
The game is due for release on Sony’s next generation console and Microsoft’s Xbox One next month, but fans looking for their fix of space based feathered friend flinging will need deep pockets. Publisher Rovio Enterntainent has announced that the game will cost an eye-watering $49.99 – about £31 – when it’s released in the United States.
The release will be an updated version of Angry Birds Star Wars, which has been a huge hit on iPhones, iPads and Android devices – where it costs just £2.99.
The new version will include twenty new and exclusive levels, high definition visuals and cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes. The Xbox One version will allow gamers to control their catapults with just a wave of their hand, by including Kinect controls, while PS4 gamers will have to make do with the touch-strip on the new DualShock 4 controller.
But despite the new features and flashy control systems, many gamers found the new version’s price hard to believe. Chris Kohler, who edits the GameLife blog at Wired.com gave a withering assessment of the costly game on Twitter.
Have an extra $50 and are not good with money? You can buy Angry Birds Star Wars for Xbox One and PS4 http://t.co/mMn8mvmO1Q
— Chris Kohler (@kobunheat) November 1, 2013
Fans with last generation consoles won’t be left out, with versions also being released for Xbox 360 , PlayStation 3 and Nintendo’s Wii U – all of which will have recommended prices between $40 and $50.
A compilation of the first three Angry Birds titles was released on Xbox 360 last year, priced at £29.99.