During an interview with GamesIndustryBiz, the CEO of Take-Two Interactive made some statements about the price of next generation games. Strauss Zelnick says the games will be more expensive, as the technology justifies a price increase. Thus, the next NBA 2K 21 should have a value around 80 euros.
However, it will not be just the NBA 2K 21 to increase the price for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions. The Grand Theft Auto V, which will receive a next generation version, will certainly raise its price in the mentioned console versions.
Strauss Zelnick also commented that there has not been a price increase in games of great category in the last years. However, game technology has been developing and allowing for better and better experiences. In this sense, it is justifiable to charge more for the next generation games, according to the CEO.
Sony had already said the same
During a press event at PlayStation 5, Sony made statements similar to those of Strauss. In fact, the company even referred to Grand Theft Auto V as an example. “With all the technical, visual and performance improvements, GTA V and GTA Online will take full advantage of the potential of PlayStation 5.”
Of course, that potential will come with a price. After all, with so much technology on the new consoles, why shouldn’t companies charge more for new games? However, it is important to note that this is only an improved version, probably without new content.
So, is it fair to charge 80 euros for the “remastered” version of a game for PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X? Tell us in the comments.
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