Lexis Numérique has responded to fan cries over the US PlayStation Network version of its digital horror game, Amy, being slightly more expensive than the Xbox Live offering.
Earlier this week the developer confirmed that Amy will be out on PSN and XBLA on January 11. Good news. But it also confirmed that the PSN version will set you back $12.99 while Xbox players will fork out 800 MS Points, which works out at about $10.
José Sanchis, CEO of Lexis Numérique has issued a statement to explain the situation: "The issue we have to deal with is that a price in MS points doesn't have the same value in all countries. Indeed, because of fluctuations between the dollar and the euro, 800 MS points are currently worth $10 in the US but €10 in Europe, which is about $12.8."
He went on: "As we have the same price in MS Points in all countries, there will be a difference of pricing whatever decision we make between countries and/or platforms. this is due to the fixed values of MS Points globally, and the fluctuations of currency value around the world."
He goes on to invite gamers to cast their vote in a pole on Facebook, deciding whether the game should remain at its current price or if it should be dropped at the expense of a slight delay to make the changes.
Currently, 71 percent of 1000 votes have gone in favour of a price cut.