> While they are expected on the market for the end of the year, there are still important questions surrounding PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X : we do not know, for example, the date precise exit. We don’t know what price they will have. And we don’t know how much the games dedicated to them will cost.
A clue could however come from NBA 2K21 : in the course of today, in fact, 2K Games has announced that its simulation title dedicated to big basketball will cost $ 59.99 on current consoles, while it will reach $ 69.99 on next generation consoles. This is a $ 10 increase compared to the cost at which the American market has settled in this generation. If this were the case, in Europe it would go from € 69.99 to € 79.99.
There are, of course, many aspects to see – which is why that of 2K is only a clue: we do not know, in fact, if this price tag was chosen by Take-Two Interactive (owner of 2K) independently, or if it is the new standard price to which we will have to get used to with the advent of the next -gen.
In recent days the issue of game prices had ended up in the spotlight when Shawn Layden, former president of Sony Worldwide Studios, had pointed out that the production costs of video games have gone up more and more, while from his point of view the list price has always remained stable. A solution like that of NBA 2K21 could therefore meet the needs referred to by the former PlayStation.
We await the prices of further next-gen video games to be revealed for get a more precise idea.
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