During Ubisoft’s Q1 2020-21 earnings call, it confirmed that its Fall 2020 games, including Watch Dogs Legion and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, will be $60 USD when they launch on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. However, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot specifically mentions the games scheduled for release this holiday, potentially leaving the door open for a price increase.
Ubisoft Yves Guillemot was responding to a question and said “For the Christmas games, we plan to come with the same price as the previous generation of consoles. That’s what we’re focused on at the moment.”
Later in the call, he reiterated the $60 price, but did not commit to saying all future next-gen games would be $60.
“We said earlier that for the $60 price, we are concentrating on the Christmas releases, and those games will launch at $60.”
This move by Ubisoft differs from 2K’s decision to make NBA 2K21 $70 USD on PS5 and Xbox Series X, as opposed to the $60 price tag on current-gen systems.
This news also arrives alongside Ubisoft’s commitment to implement “major changes” to the company following the series of abuse and misconduct allegations against some of its employees.
During the earnings call, Ubisoft reported that it had a record first quarter with “significantly higher-than expected performance led by the depth of the Group’s catalog, quality of its Live services and historically high engagement levels.”
Ubisoft had record net bookings of “€410.0 million (~$474 million USD), far exceeding the Group’s target of around €335.0 million (~$388 million USD)”
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on November 17, 2020. We know it will be a launch title for PS5 and Xbox Series X, but we have yet to learn the launch date of either next-gen system.
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Additional reporting by Matt T.M. Kim
Source: IGN Video Games All