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Ubisoft Says its Next-Gen Games Won’t Increase in Price For Now
"Prices will stay the same but South African games are already more expensive than ever."

After 2K Games recently announced a next-gen price increase for its PS5 and Xbox Series X versions of NBA 2K21, the question has been raised whether or not other publishers will follow. 2K Games are planning to charge an extra $10 for any upcoming next-gen games raising the RRP in the US to $69,99. Ubisoft, on the other hand, won’t follow…. for now. The company claims all next-gen games released by the end of 2020 will still retail for $59,99.

Read more – Second Ubisoft Forward Event Confirmed For September

Don’t get your hopes up though. The company is vague about its pricing plans for the future.

“We are concentrating on the Christmas releases. We have decided those games will be launched at $60”

“Those games” could mean the company might push a new price agenda in 2021 with any new titles. Any current releases which include Watch Dogs: Legion and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla are still set at $59,99. All current Ubisoft titles in development for current-gen also offer free upgrades to the PS5 and Xbox Series X versions. This means you’ll play the usual for them without the need to fork out more when your new console arrives.

Sony and Microsoft have yet to reveal any price points for their next-gen games. There’s a lot of talk about a price increase on the cards. 2K Games, while being one of the most money-hungry publishers on the planet, may set a trend for things to come.

In South Africa, new pre-orders for certain games have already seen a price increase. Usually, triple-A releases retailed for R999. They have since moved to R1,099 and now, upcoming Ubisoft games such as Watch Dogs: Legion and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla are all sitting at R1,199 for console. Price increases are nothing new here. With that being said, next-gen games may see an even larger price hike later this year. Local gamers may have to reevaluate their budgets when looking at purchasing games.

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