Ubisoft moving away from $60 price ticket for triple-A titles, Skull and Bones will likely be $70 at launch

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Video video games aren’t low-cost, they usually aren’t going to get any cheaper. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot spoke with Axios, confirming that Skull and Bones will launch at a $70 price ticket and posits that future triple-A titles may even launch at $70. Ubisoft quoted saying that a few of its video games will proceed to be offered on the identical value as its rivals. Most video games are nonetheless offered on the $60 price ticket, so presumably Ubisoft’s non triple-A video games will stay at $60. Skull and Bones is a pirate game set to launch on November 8 for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and Microsoft Windows.

The Axios interview additionally dives into the current office misconduct scandals plaguing the Ubisoft headquarters. Guillemot, who has not been accused of misconduct publically, admitted that the corporate had “stumbled” with office points. He emphasizes that he believes the corporate is getting higher and has taken measures to fill positions for his “blind spots,” together with a devoted HR lead.

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Before the Axios interview, Ubisoft wasn’t making any feedback for or in opposition to the worth hike witnessed in different triple-A video games. These feedback are among the first situations the corporate has publically talked about altering the costs for its titles and the primary affirmation from the corporate that will probably be elevating the costs for its video games. The value improve will likely be reserved for the massive triple-A video games, titles to which a whole lot of the corporate’s money and time go. Triple-A video games are the blockbuster equal to Hollywood films.

Not lengthy earlier than the Axios interview, the corporate held its 2022 Ubisoft Forward presentation and occasion. The firm introduced new titles and gave glimpses of what the long run holds for the corporate. Ubisoft introduced a number of new Assassin Creed titles, giving followers the primary clues to what the long-rumored Assassin Creed Infinity might be. Ubisoft additionally revealed that online game icon Rayman will be part of Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope as DLC 3.