Warner Bros. Is Among the Developers Making Next-Gen Games Pricier
AAA games are increasing in price for next-gen consoles, and Warner Bros. is among the developers increasing their prices moving forward. GameStop Italy has officially confirmed that Gotham Knights and Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League are expected to be the first two WB games to implement the price increase. GameStop Italy shows a $5 increase rather than a $10 increase like upcoming 1st-party PlayStation games and titles from Take-Two. Gotham Knights releases for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC next year at the increased price.
The U.S. currently pays about $60 for a brand new title, but that’s expected to rise by $10 next generation, but many regions are already paying upwards of $70 prior to the price hike. Italian gamers, for example, are already paying €70 for brand new titles, and Warner Bros. will be charging €75 for Gotham Knights and Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. First-party PlayStation titles and games from Take-Two on next-gen consoles will cost €80 in Italy, just as the prices will be inflated across several markets as the next-gen consoles release.
Considering the quality of Batman titles, it’s likely most gamers won’t mind a $5 increase for Gotham Knights, but the new title, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League may be asking a lot of DC fans to drop that kind of cash on a brand new experience. Take-Two is among the publishers increasing their price on next-gen consoles, and gamers might not mind paying extra for GTA VI, but it’s a bit different when they ask $70 for the latest installment of NBA 2K.
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