The rumour that Rise of the Tomb Raider is set to release on the PlayStation 4 on 11th October prompted some pretty interesting discussion here on Push Square this weekend. According to the GameStop Italy listing – from which this entire story stems – Square Enix will be charging around €70 for the port, which suggests that the game will retail at the same price as most new games, despite it being delayed a year on Sony's new-gen system.
This has led to some great discourse regarding the value of the game. For example, many feel that the critically acclaimed game is a must play, and thus reckon that it should command full price on the PS4. Others, however, argue that the Xbox One version can be purchased brand new for $40 or less right now, and it would be unfair to charge PlayStation players $60 with that taken into account.
We can see both sides of the coin. On the one hand, a great game is a great game regardless – but on the other, there's a definite pricing predicament that Square Enix has created for itself here. In our opinion, the publisher may be able to get away with charging full price – as long as it includes all of the title's expansion packs and perhaps some bonus content on top to sweeten the deal. But what do you think? Give our poll a spin, and let us know what you think.
Will you pay full price for Rise of the Tomb Raider on PS4? (220 votes)
Yes, it’s a superb game so I’ll be buying it regardless
I will pay full price, but only if it includes extra content
No, I’m not paying $60 irrespective of any add-ons
Er, I’m not interested in Rise of the Tomb Raider at all
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