Last month, Atlus officially announced the remake of Persona 3 titled Persona 3 Reload. The game aims to completely rebuild the original title from the ground up with new UI, animations, visuals and more. However, fans have been wondering if publisher SEGA would buckle and ship the game at $70. We now have some confirmation, at least according to a recent survey from the publisher, that the price will indeed be $70.
According to a source, a recent SEGA survey for Persona 3 Reload might’ve accidentally revealed the publisher’s plans to release the game at $70. SEGA hasn’t officially come forward to confirm this price yet but it seems likely that the survey’s listing is correct.
The reception to this news has been mixed from the community. On one hand, Xbox players don’t have to worry too much about that $70 price point as Persona 3 Reload will be readily available day one on Xbox Game Pass when it launches next year. On the other hand, this means that PlayStation players won’t really have an option and will have to shovel out the full $70 to purchase the game.
It’s possible that SEGA could eventually lower the price when it makes an official announcement, though the chances of that happening are slim as the rest of the industry slowly inches towards increasing the cost of its AAA titles from $60 to $70, following other publishers who have already set the trend like PlayStation, Ubisoft, Square Enix, Activision Blizzard and more.
Persona 3 Reload is being developed by P Studio and built in Unreal Engine 4, expected to release on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC. As mentioned before, the remake will also launch day one on the Xbox Game Pass subscription service for PC and Xbox in early 2024.
In case you missed it, check out the full reveal trailer below: