Capcom's next-gen PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X games may not cost $70

Capcom isn't sure yet if it'll charge $69.99 for next-gen PS5, Xbox Series X games like Resident Evil VIIIage, will watch trends.

@DeekeTweak
Published Wed, Aug 12 2020 10:32 AM CDT

Unlike 2K Games, who plans to charge $69.99 for next-gen versions of NBA 2K21, other publishers like Capcom are unsure about raising the price for their PS5, Xbox Series X games.

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Capcom joins the likes of Ubisoft in holding back on charging extra for next-gen games. Right now the company has two next-gen games in development: its new IP Pragmata, and Resident Evil VIIIage, which is due out in 2021. Both of those games could be priced at a $59.99 MSRP.

In a recent Q&A session at its Q1'20 earnings report, Capcom confirmed it hasn't set a strict pricing policy for its next-gen games:

Q. What is your policy regarding pricing for next-generation titles?

A. We do not have a set policy at this time. We will consider our approach having analyzed both our strengths and weaknesses while closely monitoring industry trends.

Read Also: Capcom kicks off FY2020 with best Q1 performance in 41-year history

Capcom expects an astronomical 28 million game sales for FY2020, a new record high driven by 13 platform releases of new games like Resident Evil VIIIage. The RE franchise is absolutely huge for Capcom, and remains its top-seller with over 103 million copies sold since the original PlayStation 1 classic. Capcom also expects $6.1 billion in total earnings for FY2020, which would be another record high watermark.

Publishers are taking somewhat different approaches to next-gen. Here's how some of the top companies are handling next-gen games:

  • Capcom - Has two next-gen exclusive games in development including Pragmata and Resident Evil VIIIage
  • Bethesda - Promises free next-gen upgrades for existing games, titles like Elder Scrolls Online and Doom Eternal confirmed for PS5, Xbox Series X enhancements
  • EA - Next-gen games in development, but FIFA 21 and Madden 21 buyers on current-gen will get free next-gen copies too. Smart Delivery is not supported.
  • 2K Games - Next-gen games will cost $10 more, or $69.99.
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Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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