Ubisoft is increasing the price of its flagship AAA games to $70, starting with the release of Skull and Bones in November. According to Axios reportYves Guillemot, CEO of Ubisoft, confirmed that major releases for current generation consoles (Xbox Series X|S and PS5), like other recent AAA releases, will have a higher price.
“Some of the games will be priced the same as the competition. The big AAA games are $70,” Guillemot told Axios. This is no surprise as $70 seems to be pretty much the new normal for big new titles. Releases like Call of Duty: Black Ops sold for $70 at launch, as did NBA 2K21.
Note that Guillemot emphasized that only some and not all Ubisoft games will be priced at $70. Assassin’s Creed Mirage, to be released in 2023, You only need to withdraw over $50.
Ubisoft has been in the news recently, with not one, but four new Assassin’s Creed games on the roadmap. Project Red and Hexe are two of the bigger upcoming Assassin’s Creed games. Red is set in Japan and Hexe appears to be set during the Holy Roman Empire. The other two Assassin’s Creed games, Project Jade and an unnamed one, are mobile titles. Project Jade is set in China and not much is known about the other mobile game.
A new trailer for Skull and Bones has been released at Ubisoft Forward. It’s a game that’s been in development for a while, and players become swashbuckling pirates in a golden age of piracy. Skull and Bones will be released on November 8th for Xbox, PlayStation, PC and Stadia.
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