Ubisoft plans to keep prices for its next-gen games coming this fall at $60, the company disclosed in its earnings call on Wednesday. $60 is the current price for AAA games on current-gen consoles but Take-Two interactive had earlier this month announced a pre-order for NBA 2K21 with its price on next-gen consoles set at $70.
“We are concentrating on the Christmas releases. We have decided those games will be launched at $60“, the company disclosed as reported by Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier. This message particularly says prices for games coming this year on the PS5 and Xbox Series X will be $60, it doesn’t mean the price may not go higher next year or when next-gen consoles have been widely adopted for a lot of people.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Watch Dogs Legion are two AAA games from Ubisoft set for a release this fall and they are open for pre-orders already. The games are cross-generation titles meaning it will be available on the PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X and the Xbox One. Those who buy the game on PS4 or the Xbox One will get free upgrades to the game on next-gen consoles.
It’s not clear if Sony plans to increase its price for next-gen games at $60 or increase it to $70, none of its first-party studios has announced a pre-order for any of its games yet. It will not be a surprise however if other studios decide to follow Take-Two Interactive in the same pricing model.