Capcom: Piracy is not the reason why PC's Bionic Commando is more expensive

Shacknews writes: "The $5 price hike for the PC edition of GRIN's downloadable platformer Bionic Commando "has nothing to do with Piracy concerns," Capcom business development and strategic planning VP Christian Svensson has informed Shacknews.
Though the title will sell for $9.99 when it hits consoles next week, Svensson explained that the $14.99 price for the PC version, also due next week, stems from "different business terms/expectations in that sector." He added that "the typical downloadable price for digital-only games on PC is actually $19.99."

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Old Snake5827d ago

This game should cost more than 10 bucks, considering the other sh!ttyer games that sell for more

Gamekilla5827d ago

a relatively higher price point will encourage piracy, be keeping the game at a low cost, many people would buy it despite piracy (see: audiosurf)

Charmers5827d ago

Nope that is fair enough, piracy is not the reason why the price is five bucks more. I can accept that, nothing wrong with that. I just hope Capcom are as accepting when no PC gamer actually bothers with Bionic Commander and they don't go crying about piracy. But I bet you any money they do start moaning it was piracy that killed sales.

I would like to pledge I will not pirate this game, I won't buy it either but then you can't have everything Capcom. If you ever get round to making a game us PC gamers are interested in do let me know.

Vazz5827d ago

Yeah this is ridiculous, they're just gonna lose customers with this stunt. I was thinking of getting it but not anymore. And I know $5 isn't much but it's the principle of the thing.


Latest Humble Bundle packs ten Capcom games

The Humble Capcom Heroic Collection Bundle just launched recently. It has ten items including Monster Hunter Rise, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy, Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, and more.

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darthv72439d ago

I took advantage of the $1 deal for lost planet 3, strider, bionic commando and mega man. 3 of them run great on my steam deck. bionic commando sadly does not.

Father__Merrin439d ago

ive left humble bundle long time ago the pricimng is now off as well as game collection. humble monthly used to be excellent but thasts also downhill


Simon Viklund on Crafting Music for Payday 2, Bionic Commando Rearmed, and GTFO

"On this week's episode of The 1099 Podcast, the composer at 10 Chambers, former audio director at Starbreeze, and man behind the sound design in favorites like Payday 2, Bionic Commando Rearmed, and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Simon Viklund, joins host Josiah Renaudin to explain how sound gets into games. Simon details what it's like creating both music and sounds for major video games, how aspiring designers can break into the industry, whether or not you have to capture all of your own original sounds, and what makes upcoming co-op shooter GTFO special."

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Xbox Live Deals With Gold and Spotlight Sale Details 17th-23rd July 2018

Neil writes: "Whilst many out there will be hotly anticipating jumping on a plane and heading off for a summer break, even more will just be happy to kick back with a controller in hand, seeing out the summer with some hot and sweaty gaming sessions. And what better way to enjoy the delights of the summer sun than by picking up a new game or two at discounted prices.

Well, that's exactly what the Xbox Live Deals With Gold sale brings and yet again we are being treated to another batch of discounted Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles for the next week or so. Want to check out the full list of bargains available in the Xbox Live Deals With Gold and Spotlight Sale for 17th-23rd July 2018?"

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