Microsoft has officially confirmed the recommended retail price for Xbox One games.

Xbox One game price
Ryse: Son of Rome, one of the games set to launch alongside the Xbox One. (Credit: Microsoft)

The company's online store currently lists Dead Rising 3, Forza Motorsport 5 and Ryse: Son of Rome at £49.99 each, putting Xbox One games in line with Xbox 360 games in terms of pricing.

Though consumers may be used to buying Xbox 360 games at the lower cost of £39.99, that price is set after retailers have added their own discount; officially, the recommended retail price (RRP) for Xbox 360 games is still £49.99.

It's likely that Xbox One games will be subject to the same retailer's discount and will be sold in shops for the same price of £39.99.

In the US, Xbox One games are also expected to be sold at the same price as 360 games. An unnamed Microsoft spokesperson last month told Polygon that Xbox One games would RRP in North America for $59.99 (£39). These official prices fall below the initial placeholder listings posted by retailers such as Amazon, which originally listed the upcoming Call of Duty: Ghosts on Xbox One for £89.99.

The cost of games on the PlayStation 4, which will compete with the Xbox One when it too launches later this year, is yet to be revealed. However, Jack Tretton, president of Sony Computer Entertainment America, previously said that the company would provide a wide variety of games on the PlayStation 4, with prices ranging from 99 cents to $60.

Microsoft will likely be hoping that PlayStation 4 games cost more than those on Xbox One; the £430 Xbox One console is more expensive than the £350 PlayStation 4, so in order to attract consumers, Microsoft will be looking to offer the cheaper option when it comes to software.