A sale on Ryse: Son of Rome, which puts the game at $39.99 starting tomorrow and runs until February 24, may be the beginning of a trend, according to a series of tweets from Xbox studio manager Mike Ybarra. "Lot of people asked for better deals on our digital marketplace, so we're testing some," Ybarra wrote, before noting that the $39.99 price is lower than a used physical copy at GameStop.

One responder asked Ybarra if being able to pre-order digital content so that it could begin downloading at midnight on the date of release would be possible. Ybarra said he would "love" the feature, and claimed that Microsoft has "a long list" of features they want to bring to Xbox Live.

Now we and Microsoft just have to wait for the test results. Will the strip turn blue?
[Image: Microsoft Studios]

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