PS4 and Xbox One game prices have been confirmed for first-party titles.
As much as gamers love or hate the next generation consoles, they have more in common than you might think. Even their overall designs are almost identical, as previously reported by The Inquisitr.
Yes, their outward appearance makes the PS4 and Xbox One look like twins. Even the camera/sensor add-ons look the same. Now we have something else that will be identical between the two: the price of first-party games.
The PS4 and Xbox One are both expected to have their first-party games sell at the price of $59.99. This means they will sell at the same price as last-generation releases. While Microsoft has boasted that their game price will never go up, we can guess why. With the DRM controls making it next to impossible to make pirated copies of Xbox One games, Microsoft can practically guarantee that they will never lose money on games, even used.
Of course, Xbox One gamers will still be bitter about having to pay twice to get a used game, eliminating half of the reason that used games have been a smart way to go.
The PS4, on the other hand, could still have first-party game prices go up, as their decision to not use DRM controls could make pirating PS4 games that much easier.
— Daniel Delaney (@dan05delaney) June 11, 2013
You’ll notice we said first-party game prices are set, but that doesn’t mean that third-party games won’t be more expensive. While Destiny may be locked in at the 60 dollar marker on Xbox One, we can’t guarantee that Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag won’t be ten dollars more expensive. In fact, some plucky developer may just release a special edition of their game, throw in a T-shirt and music CD, and double the price just because they know you won’t be able to buy the extras any other way.
Let’s hope that third-party developers like Ubisoft and Avalanche don’t take advantage of their position and make us pay more just because they can.
What do you think of the PS4 and Xbox One first-party game prices being set at 60 dollars? Would you still buy other games if they cost more?