The games that Ubisoft has planned for the end of this year will not get a higher list price on next-gen consoles than on the current consoles. Speaking to investors, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said, according to Games Industry, that the console prices of the upcoming games will be the same regardless of the console the game is bought for.
The games include major titles such as Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Watch Dogs: Legion. He added that “this is what we are focused on now.” With that, Guillemot implies that there is no certainty about the prices of games that will be released next year.
Earlier this month, research firm IDG Consulting said multiple publishers would consider increasing next-gen games. The research firm says that producing games has become more expensive in recent years and these costs for next-gen titles will only increase further. Therefore, publishers would consider raising prices. Take-Two, parent company of 2K Games, was the first publisher to announce that a game for the new consoles will receive an additional cost. It is NBA 2K21, which game costs $ 70 for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, the version for current consoles costs $ 60.
In the first fiscal quarter of 2020, Ubisoft recorded a turnover of 410 million euros, more than the 335 million euros that the company expected. The company says that Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege managed to attract more active players and generated 30 percent more sales than a year earlier. At Assassin’s Creed, annual sales have increased by over 60 percent. In the quarterly figures, Ubisoft also addresses the recent allegations of misconduct and says Guillemot wants to initiate “major changes” to ensure that Ubisoft employees work in a “safe and inclusive” business.