Ubisoft games for next-gen consoles stays at US$60 (RM255), for now


  • Video games
  • Thursday, 23 Jul 2020

Ubisoft confirms it would maintain the US$60 (RM255) price tag for its upcoming games like ‘Assassins’ Creed Valhalla’ and ‘Watch Dogs 2’. — Ubisoft

Ubisoft will be maintaining the US$60 (RM255) price tag for its upcoming games, the first to be released on next generation consoles.

Bloomberg News video game reporter Jason Schreier tweeted based on a Ubisoft announcement that its next-gen games coming out this fall will have the same price tag as current-gen games, at US$60 (RM255).

This was in contrast to Take-Two Interactive Software – which owns Rockstar Games and 2K – that announced that its basketball simulation video game NBA 2K21 will be sold at US$70 (RM297) on upcoming next-gen consoles, Sony PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

Schreier added that when asked about next generation pricing after fall, Ubisoft declined to answer, instead saying “we are concentrating on the Christmas releases. We have decided those games will be launched at US$60 (RM255)”.

Though Ubisoft was only now confirming the pricing, pre-orders for upcoming games like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla on Microsoft’s Xbox Live site for the United States is listed as costing US$59.99 (RM255).

It was not available on the Malaysian site, as of press time.

Several Twitter users replied to Schreier’s tweet, pointing out that Ubisoft’s upcoming games like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla were also available on current generation consoles and would be ported to the next generation.

This brought into question whether it was strictly considered a game designed for next generation quality.

In the same announcement, Ubisoft also said it would be taking measures to address a sexual-harassment controversy at the company.

This followed dozens of accusations of sexual misconduct and abuse since late June, resulting in several top executives resignations.

Former Ubisoft employee and professional gamer Stephanie Harvey was also one of those to step forward about the harassment she and other employees faced there.

Having worked with the Montreal branch of the French video game giant for eight years, before leaving in 2017, she said she faced harassment from her first day of work there.

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