First next-gen game details suggest higher game pricing for new machines
Absolute greedy pigs. PS4 version 60 PS5 version 70 F you Other companies are allowing you to upgrade your game to the Next-Gen version for free. But not these guys, oh no no no, "NBA 2K21 will be released on September 4, 2020 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, STadia and PC, with the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 versions releasing this fall. If you can't wait until Fall to play the newest NBA title, you will be able to buy a $99.99 version that will have access to the next generation version of the same game." So if you want to buy the PS4 version and also want tp upgrade to the PS5 version, then you have to buy the PS4 version that sells for $100. Then when the PS5 launches you can then upgrade ?? Is that right? Also, don't expect this game to come to GamePass anytime soon either.
wouldnt be surprised if this becomes the norm this generation due to higher cost to produce games. Games at one point were $50 until they started costing $60
NBA Jam was $70 for the SNES. How do i know? Because when my mother bought it in 1992 for me, she hasnt bought me another game ever again.
Higher costs to produce games is a fact but let's realise that gaming is also the biggest it's ever been. It's huge. There's more gamers than ever which equal more potential revenue. It's not like theyre making £500 million games and still catering to less than 10 million people anymore.
@Unself: U make it sound like u still live with her though lol. This n4g, so some of u guys probably do hahaha
@don Nah she died when I was 10. It was actually her last gift to me.
I don't necessarily buy the cost to produce. That held some merit going into the HD realm but now? Furthermore we've moved away from console specific tech to platforms that mainly act like PCs. A simpler architecture to code and work with and easier to produce games for both PS, XB and even PC. Sure some games are costly to make. Games where the developer and team actually spend time creating and polishing a title. Many of Sony's first party titles, CD Project Red games, some of Square Enix's games, Rockstar games, etc. Games that take 3+ years in development alone. An annual game like 2k, Madden, FIFA, etc. It's basically copy and paste. Make some adjustments to how the game plays and feels year in and out. Add a new set of cards, new attributes for players, etc. Granted it's still work and there's licensing fees for sports games but it's minimal cost and virtually zero risk.
Mortal Kombat for consoles was 80 dollars and one zelda game was like 90 dollars back in the 90's but im still not paying those crazy prices. And the sega saturn was like 550 dollars back then as well. The 3d0 and Neo geo was like 1000 dollar consoles with 150 dollar games lol.
Ps4 games in the psn store cost 70 too when they release, atleast where im from. Nba2k14 on ps4 was totally different compared to the ps3 version. It was a whole different game. I think that will be the case with nba2k21 to.
mike i agree if they can go to $70 and in return we get full games when ready at launch. We don't get micro transactions, we don't get day one DLC's and most post launch dlc will be included in that $70 than i am all for $70 Reality is even at $70 these publishers especially the ones who favor micro transactions will still charge for everything else n top of $70
I understand what mikeslemonade is saying. And to some extent, i agree.
SMART DELIVERY 🤑🤑 I kid
The funny part is that all they are doing is increasing the graphics settings like you would on a PC game, and saving it within the game files.
Pretty Amazing considering how terrible the last one was, at least on PC anyway according to Steam reviews
Crazy so many ppl buy this game. This flaming turd is repolished every year and ppl keep scooping it up. They'll be more than happy to pay $70 to play as their favorite sports legends !!
Well that’s the same with all yearly sport games .
All they do is add more sweat to the players every year. Seriously though who sweats like that?
Not surprising. This is EA after all. Smh.
actually no..Ea published NBA Live this is take two published( they also are the parent company to rockstar)and developed by visual concept under sports umbrella
It isn't but it seems that Take 2 wants to be perceived in the same way EA is.
Way to single handedly prove how manufactured the hate EA is.
Are you an EA fan?
Not the first time I've seen someone attack EA for something Take Two or Activision had done. Crazy!
Jonny897 I am a fan of certain developers, and I will support them no matter who their publisher is. Such as Dice, Bioware, Criterion etc. I don't buy every game they make, but I do tend to like their games,
This is not EA
Yeah that's madness.
Its just a casino simulator with microtransactions anyway. WTF
GTFOH no way am i paying $70 for a basketball game. What kills me is if the game is digital download it should be cheaper, since the over head cost of production with disc and cases , art , and shipping is no longer in the equation.
I hope this is not the new norm for next gen prices . Games are already quite steep now, especially digital compared to retail . If so I guess it will be used games for me next gen as well as the occasional system exclusives .
Not really a surprise. I figured prices would go up.
Assume it will be the same with their golf offering. I'll sit both of these out, then. Their NBA has deviated over last 3 years to money spinning rather than the player experience...
well said....and to make matters worst it's a sports game that gets a new iteration every year....no way should a sports game cost more....if u ask me I think sports game should be cheaper at launch as an incentive for having to buy a new game that spend less than a year in development...to be honest 2k feels slightly to moderately changed from year to year...with heavier emphasis on microtransactions
oh great, now we're coming close to N64 cartridge costs. I remember when those bad boys were 79.99
You remember that too?? I just commented on how I barely recall my dad paying $79.99 for banjo kazooie in '98 at a department store. It was at least $59.99 and highly plausible it could have been $69 but actually I think its price tag was super high at $79 before tax.
I know In the very beginning some were $79.99. Ones I recall personally were Killer Instinct Gold and Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire. I think others may have been $69.99 But then later in the life cycle they dropped to $49.99. I just hope to hell they aren’t all going to cost $79.99 or I’m going to be waiting to get a bunch of games during Black Friday.
All is hope is this doesn't become a trend. For almost 2 gens the price of the console remains the same. Why increase the price of games?
I gotta love that plenty of developers are allowing free upgrades into next-gen EVEN EA!!So Take Two can go burn in hell
The real NBA players need for money for missing games due to the covid-19 so 2k21 price goes up to pay nba players extra =(
Does not sound good. There's no reason anyone should be buying sports games at release anyway if you wait a month or 2 for Black Friday or Christmas they usually cost $25 or $30
I'm into Madden. I like basketball, but I can only deal with one franchise that treats me like an a'hole at a time.
All you are fine with going out to dinner and spending $70 if you’re a family of four. Sports games provide countless hours of entertainment, so per hour they are cheaper than most.
how would you know whether a family is okay going out and spending 70 or not. maybe it's a big decision maybe like my family growing up we never ate out because we wanted to save. sure it would have been nice to eat fried food or whatever but we learned not to waste money. I have a hobby in video games but i only spend full price on select games otherwise it's a sale because contrary to what you're thinking these companies are doing fine financially and the most i'd be doing is giving a big fat bonus to some ceo or shareholders.
They are giving the typical excuse-- Games are costing more to make
but they're making hand over first in Micro transactions
"GaMeS cOsT aLoT tO mAkE" their convenient excuse while completely ignoring that they make triple the production cost back off of microtransactions, it's pathetic. Another video game crash is coming soon I guarantee it.
If all games are going up $10 then we can sure that there will be less developers in the industry, as the increase in development costs will surely push a lot of studios out.
Anybody who wants to make a AAA game with a budget of 50 million or less can get in touch with Ninja Theory on how to do it.
People have already decided that next gen games will be more expensive. I think it is too soon to come to that conclusion and we must wait till we get more clarity.
If games are going to cost 70 next gen then gamepass, psnow, and sales on pc for me only.
Fuck EA, I thought all these advancements in game engines are supposed to make game development easier, so why the hell are they increasing prices
This is take two, but your comment still stands tho, F EA all the same
@,Mike's lemonade not true at all games used to be 49.99 in the late 90's.
Take Two are so scummy it's insane how much of a free pass they get compared to other shady companies. Also using Kobe Bryant's passing to sell their $100 premium edition? Nice going Take Two!
If they increase the price across the board then I'll just have to wait longer for price drops and buy used. Wanna support devs but I don't have the money to do it if they go higher.
A lot of gamers will be doing this, as a lot of games aren't worth that, or $60 for that matter.
They must be out of their damn minds. This is ludicrous. Will never buy it new.
If this is true it is inevitable knowing games were $60 all last gen & this current-gen. I will buy games that I really want to play for the $70 dollar price tag other games I will wait for a price drop. I won't be paying $70 for NBA2K-2021 because I don't play any sport games let alone basketball. Gaming can be an expensive hobby.
This debate happens with every console pre launch. PlayStation and Saturn games clocked in at £60 in 1995. In 1996, Nintendo 64 games at £60+. Mega Drive games in 1990/91 £50 tops. Look at inflation, you’re looking at £100+ now. Same old with consoles. The Saturn was £400 with Virtua Fighter, the most l ever paid for a console. Look at the Xbox One X at launch, it was well over £400 with a game. I suppose us gamers have had a good for well over 30 years. Even NES games clocked in at £30+ in the mid 1990s. As we all know, times change. When you have kids and a mortgage, you have to sit back and wait for price drops and used games.
Just stop. You're trying to compare generations to current where microtransactions didn't exist back then. Just do a internet search on how much revenue Take-Two generates from microtransactions. There is no need to increase game prices especially on sports games where it's basically the same damn game year in and out.
Games in the 1990s were routinely $70. Get over it.
Well more reason to get more hate.
I don't want to hear development cost. these dudes are making money hands over fist with vc. they more than double what the game sells for. if they want to charge 70 there should be no more VC. maybe I could see it on other games but 2k wanting to charge more for dev cost..pffftttt
Wont cost me a thing since I'm not going to buy it.
Only bought one 2K NBA game. That was enough 2K will never see a dime from me again.
Sony needs to create a digital game rental service PER GAME. A one time 3 hour game rental for 2.99-5 bucks. They’d make a killing and would allow gamers to realize the value of the game instead of going all in only to not like it.
and yet stupid people will still preorder
I'm pretty sure my dad paid $69.99 for banjo kazooie in '98 at a department store. It was at least $59.99. It may have even been marked up to $79.99.
$90 Canadian for a new game damn that sucks
The more the games cost the less people are going to be buying your microtransactions.
Games in general will be selling less, as quality developers will be getting all the sales, while everyone else will be left behind.