The Xbox Games Store has been updated and Ryse: Son of Rome is now available for $39.99.
Looks like Microsoft's "test" with Xbox One digital deals is off to a shaky start. Today, Ryse: Son of Rome was supposed to be discounted for $39.99; however, as Major Nelson confirms, the sale is not showing up for everybody.
Looks like the sale price for "Ryse" is not showing for some people…I am checking into that.
— Larry Hryb (@majornelson) February 18, 2014
Today's hiccup is one of the main arguments against an all-digital future for video games. Sure, the price may be "far better than the used price at GameStop," but at least you can get the price a retailer promises. Granted, retailers have their fair share of issues as well, but today's problem indicates we aren't yet ready for an all-digital future. Too much can go wrong right now, as evident by Ryse: Son of Rome.
When the price is adjusted, Ryse: Son of Rome will be available for $39.99, a 33 percent discount, until February 24.