Remember this rumor? We can finally put the $70 video game chatter to rest, at least for a few years for both the PS4 and Xbox One, so go ahead and turn off the oxygen machine, and relax. Although Microsoft released the much needed good news after their recent media firestorm due to the “always online” fiasco, Sony just recently announced the news through the highly-reputable, PC Gaming-heavy website, ShackNews. Although Sony only mentions first party launch titles as part of the $60 pricing model, I would wager it is safe to expect all third party and future software to follow suit, at least for the first few years of the PS4’s existence. If you’ve been gaming enough to remember when the last price hike occurred, then high five; well, you probably just Googled it, but whatever – the last hike from $50 to $60 hit our respective wallets in the late days of the long-lasting PS2. Can we expect the same towards the end of the PS3’s existence, or will $60 hold true until next-next-gen? Hit the link below for more thoughts as well as the exact quotes from Sony’s mouth.
PS4 Game Pricing Announced: Next-Gen Games to Remain at $60
I hate rumors, so I’m really glad we are able to put another one to rest, or in this case, maybe under sedation for a few more years. I also hate dropping $60 on a 15-hour video game, but I still do it, and would likely even pay $70 for the top-tier games down the road. I may be a little extra salty towards the Best Buy salesman, but I’ll still pay. Anywho, as promised, here’s the official announcement straight from Sony’s base camp on the pricing decision:
“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.”
With the current systems still kicking and rocking after about 7 years, I would wager we’ll witness the $70 price tag to hit new games somewhere around year 3 of the next generation’s lifespan. That would put the PS3 and Xbox 360 at the ten year mark, and provides a pretty logical stepping stone to slowly transition gamers into paying a little extra for premium, next-gen games.
I hope I’m wrong, but for now, enjoy your $60 games. I know I am.