Gamasutra: "Coming away from the first official day of E3, Sterne Agee & Leach Inc market analysts forecast average revenue per user on triple-A titles to reach $80 to $90 U.S. in the next console cycle."
Say whaaaaaaaaat???? ;/ (okay, maybe he means added by DLC...but don't go there with a $80 game at retail (standard edition)..lol)
Well, not on PS4 at least. Sony confirmed all PS4 titles would be $60 or less.
If game prices go up much more then what they are now companies will make much less money. As it stands even 60$ is alot of money for some people and there are plenty whole can't even afford to get games at launch and half to wait until they are on sale or cheaper. If prices go up that problem will get worse and sales will likely take a big hit across the board.
If they can provide me with 30h+ gaming with that price am happy.
I'm sure he means with DLC. But if not, that would make that ability to share games with ten people all the more valuable.
@dc it would also make the ability to sell that game afterwards more valuable. See what I did there?
Sony says otherwise
Agreed, they dipped their toes in a few months ago saying it was going to be higher (£5/10-$10/20) even listing game prices but as people complained & devs came out saying their has been no immediate rise of dev costs due to the improved architecture & tools available they removed all list prices. I cant see them raising again after developers have already come clean about costings, plus it's just common sense. In all honesty though now that you will be able to download & try before you buy on every game. If you were allowed to demo the game first & know that you will like it I might not even mind paying an extra £5. The problem is selling at £40 with devs & reviews saying how great it is then you end up playing it & its all a scam & a crap game that you cant return that's where the industry is broken.
yeah sony clearly stated prices will range from .99 or lower to 59.99
No it isn't, games aren't going up. EA has learned it's lesson and Activision can't change the game on their own. Game development should reduce this gen with the fact that consoles are even more PC centric now. Just some new added effects, extra ram and resolution to play with.
Better not. I think I'm holding out on buying any console until I see how things play out.
So the devs create PC quality graphics games then lower the quality for the consoles but charge more. With the next gen consoles they create the same high quality graphics game and don't have to create a lower quality version so this means they should charge us even more!! I too am holding off till I see real pricing as all I keep reading about is why there's more charges at the moment.
Then....They will not get purchased... From me at the very least. Indi games will rule the market at this rate.
expensive. Even more so when your offline & looking at the disc. /sarc
Maybe on X1 but on PS4 it will be like this. http://www.polygon.com/2013...
That's okay. I'll just buy all indie games. And they would learn.
and if they dont sell well guess who they are gonna blame " used games market" when will publishers learn that over budgeting is not the way to go
Every once in awhile a game comes out and is actually worth the 60 dollar price tag.
Examples are Skyrim,RDR,GTA4 and soon 5,the last of us.
Playing TLOU right now and crying. Its that good.
I'm With You. Maybe A Handful Per Year.
And the rest can usually be had for a lot less just a few months after launch.
Isn't that how it always been in the industry?
if it goes 80-90, i'll probably only get like 1 good game per year. I can't afford that..
Imagine how mad you'll be when that "1 good game" actually turns out to be bad...
lol, yeah, i would be pissed. however, I do a fair amount of research before buying my games, so I would hope that I can make the correct decision based on that mentality.
Yeah I hear you. I am pretty much the same way although being extremely careful about my purchases has still backfired on me.
If you actually read the article itself it does specifically quote that they will sell for $60 with the intention of the customer also buying additional DLC bringing it up to possibly $90. So it's not RRP $90.
I think we're all tired of having to read the article in order for the title to make sense. Far too often, the title is written specifically for the purpose of getting us to read the article and generate hits for the website. Thus, titles are often misleading, and sometimes completely irrelevant in regards to the contents of the article. So we've come to read the title and end it at that.
I completely agree & do that too, I also posted another post at the top of the thread before I had actually read the article. I'm just saying, as you said the article doesn't match the title. Just for anyone else who does the same ;-)
I agree in most cases, however I think the title for this article is accurate...unless it changed since you commented. Gamasutra also isn't prone to making flamebait titles, but I understand what you're getting at.
Honestly if an individual game has the content to justify a higher price I wouldn't mind. Assuming there's not a bunch of bullshit DLC. I never liked this one price for all standard with console games.
Games are interesting, they get more and more expensive to make, but they have to stay the same price or people would riot. And a 12 hour game is just as expensive as a 100 hour game.
I think the increase would be ok IF AND ONLY IF what you get out of said game increases. If the normal 8-10 hour game was $60 this gen, it needs to be say 15-20 hour average for an $80 game.
They won't cost anywhere near that on PC, you're better off having a good gaming rig for multiplats and a PS4 & Wii U for the exclusives. Plus you don't get charged any monthly fees on PC, the games are almost always £10 cheaper at least over the console version.
since 99.9% of all games are made on pc, and both the ps4 and xboxone are like a mid spec pc, the cost should go WAY down for development games should be $39.99 at launch for AAA.... you know they are going to be begging you from the title screen for more money with that AWFUL day one dlc......
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