It seems that the next generation will be more expensive than usual. After the first publisher made the upcoming price increase official, other companies like Capcom might follow suit.
A few weeks ago, Take-Two went on the offensive and announced that next-gen games would be subject to a premium. Instead of around $60, which are the standard price for full-price games in the current generation, the company is charging a full $70 for PS5 and Xbox Series X games.
Ubisoft later emphasized that the first wave of its own next-gen games will cost no more than the current versions. However, the publisher didn’t rule out the possibility that PS5 and Xbox Series X releases could come out after Christmas 2020 at a premium price.
Electronic Arts also spoke up about possible price increases. The company wants to closely monitor industry trends in terms of pricing for next-generation games. Xbox boss Phil Spencer reportedly refused to comment on how much Microsoft’s Xbox Series X launch titles will cost unless they are delayed anyway.
Capcom has now also spoken out. In a statement, the company emphasized that although there are no firm plans yet, the publisher would like to keep a close eye on the current situation.
“We do not have a set policy at this time,” the company said when asked about prices for next-generation titles. “We will consider our approach having analyzed both our strengths and weaknesses while closely monitoring industry trends.”
So far, Capcom has announced two games to be released for next-generation consoles. These include Resident Evil Village and a new IP called Pragmata.
The open question is how much the two consoles of PS5 and Xbox Series X will cost. Sony and Microsoft remain silent on this issue.