Via Kotaku, Microsoft has told them that first-party Xbox One games will cost $60. They have also stated that third-party publishers determine themselves the pricing of their games.
Sony has yet to announce the standard pricing of PS4 games. Due to inflation, $60 today is like paying around $50 in 2006. 2006 is the year both the Xbox 360 and PS3 were new to consumers. The fear is that Sony might decide to charge $70 for PS4 games in order to keep making the same profit as they have before. However, in February Sony’s CEO Jack Tretton gave hints to CNBC what the pricing of games might look like on the PS4. He stated:
“We’re going to welcome free-to-play models, games from $0.99 up to those $60 games.”
All will be revealed this November.
In an interview with Kotaku‘s Stephen Totolio, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said that the company has three Assassin’s Creed games currently being developed. This fits with a new installment in the series coming out every year. While I am opposed to the annualization of any game series (make me miss you), Guillemot does give some interesting comments to assure that the quality of the Assassin’s Creed games won’t be disrupted with so little time between their releases. He states:
“We are making sure the teams who are creating the different iterations have enough time—two years, three years, so that they can take risk and they can change the concept enough so that it can be appealing and fresh,”
I have no doubt that the quality of the will improve. However, I feel like franchise fatigue is not just about quality, it is about being fed too much of the same thing. There no anticipation for the next game, especially when you know another one is around the corner. Anyway, my predictions for those three Assassin’s Creed games are Assassin’s Creed IV, Black Flag, Assassin Creed Liberation 2 and Assassin’s Creed V. Any other guesses?
PopCap stepped onto the EA Press Conference stage to announce and demo Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, a 3rd person multiplayer action spinoff of the popular Plants vs. Zombies series, for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Players will get to choose several familiar plants from the series to fight against all the different Zombies in what seems like a different yet familiar game.
Update: Gameplay Trailer