Sony's First-Party PlayStation 4 Games Won't Break the Bank
Posted by Sammy Barker
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Sony won’t charge you more to get your greasy mitts on first-party software for the PlayStation 4. In a brief exchange with Shacknews, a representative for the platform holder explained that all four of its impending launch window games will retail for $59.99, the same as on the PlayStation 3. Those titles include DriveClub, Knack, Killzone: Shadow Fall, and, early next year, inFAMOUS: Second Son.
While it’s good to hear that the Japanese giant’s not charging more for next generation titles, we’re a little bit disappointed that Knack hasn’t adopted a more slender price point. We reckon that the game would fly at $39.99, but it seems like a tougher proposition at full price. Hopefully retailer bundles and discounts will bring its cost of entry down.
Of course, the comments don’t necessarily mean that all PS4 games will retail for $59.99 – but it sets a precedent for other publishers to follow. Microsoft has also confirmed that its first-party Xbox One titles will sell for the same figure, so it will take a brave publisher to try and increase the price of next generation games.