• Ubisoft confirms that it would not increase the prices of its next-gen games arriving this Fall
  • It means "Assassin's Creed valhalla" and "Watch Dogs Legion" would retail at $60
  • Ubisoft's pricing scheme contrasts that of 2K, which earlier confirmed its next-gen games would retail at $70

Ubisoft recently committed to keeping the prices of their games releasing on Xbox Series X and PS5 this year. With the arrival of next-generation gaming consoles, recent reports claimed that some game publishers might increase upcoming games' prices. Ubisoft’s recent confirmation is good news for all gamers, but it looks like this pricing scheme is only good for games releasing this year.

Ubisoft’s Xbox Series X and PS5 Games’ Prices For 2020

The latest information about the prices of forthcoming Ubisoft games releasing on next-generation gaming consoles came directly from the horse’s mouth. At the company’s conference call, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot shared that the company would not have any price increase for its games releasing on the PS5 and Xbox Series X at least this year. This confirmation is good news especially for fans looking forward to get their hands on “Watch Dogs Legion” and “Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.”

Guillemot said that Ubisoft plans to come with similar price as the current generation of consoles. But, it looks like the CEO’s statement is only for games releasing this Fall. In a tweet, Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier claimed that the gaming studio would not answer about the prices of the games releasing after this Fall. He shared that Ubisoft said it was focusing on its releases this Christmas and decided to retail the games at $60.

Ubisoft is one of the world's largest video game publishers with a portfolio including Assassin's Creed and Far Cry
Ubisoft is one of the world's largest video game publishers with a portfolio including Assassin's Creed and Far Cry AFP / Frederic J. BROWN

This is the first time that Ubisoft said that it would not raise the prices of its upcoming games this year. The pre-order pages of the company’s games like “Assassin’s Creed Valhalla” and “Watch Dogs Legion” indicate that it would maintain the same prices.

Other Next-Gen Games Prices’ Details

Unlike Ubisoft that publicly confirmed it is not raising prices of its next-gen release, Take-Two Interactive is doing otherwise. The video game publisher and its subsidiary 2K Games earlier revealed that it would increase its next-gen games by $10. It means that the “NBA 2K21” releasing on PS5 and Xbox Series X would retail at $70.

Earlier, reports about the possible hike in the prices of next-gen titles surfaced online. While some fans are not happy about it, others understand that it is necessary, considering the cost of producing games.