Shunal DokeJun 19, 2013 09:00:03 IST
After Microsoft just recently having revealed the pricing for its first party Xbox One games, Sony has made the same announcement. The company told Shacknews that the first party line-up of PlayStation 4 titles that will be released at and around launch will cost $59.99 (Rs 3,500 approx)—the same as the price of first party Xbox One games.
According to a Sony representative, "Correct, we have announced the pricing for our first party line up of PS4 launch and launch window games. All four titles, Killzone: Shadow Fall, Driveclub, Knack, and inFamous Second Son are all $59.99."
On the subject of third party titles, however, both of the companies have been silent. Online retailers like Amazon have started taking pre-orders for next-gen third party titles with the same $59.99 price tag, so it should be safe to assume that bigger publishers like EA and Ubisoft will be sticking to their current pricing models.
Fighting the next-gen Helghast will cost you the same as it did during the PS3 era
Sony had announced back in February that the PlayStation 4 will have variable pricing for its game, and in time has backed up the statement with the announcement of free-to-play titles for the next-gen console such as Zombie Studios' Blacklight: Retribution and Sony's own PlanetSide 2.
Sony Computer Entertainment America CEO and President Jack Tretton had told CNBC, "People are willing to pay if they see the value there and I think there's more choice than ever before for consumers. We're going to welcome free-to-play models, games from $0.99 up to those $60 games."
"If you really see where the heat is for the true gamer, it's on the console and it's still that big-form experience that typically runs upwards of $50 million to develop, and we'll justify that $60 price point and we'll give people hours and hours of gameplay on a daily basis for months and years to come,” he added.
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