Will this be the trend in the titles of the new generation of consoles?
The development cost of video games has grown steadily over the years, something that prices have not done so much. And facing the new generation, we may see more expensive titles in line with higher production costs. Today the first example of this has been given: NBA 2K21, the intergenerational title of 2K Games, whose standard version of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will cost more than their versions of the current generation.
Where the standard edition of NBA 2K21 will cost 69.99 euros on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Stadia, the usual starting price for this generation, the same edition on PS5 and Xbox Series X will come out for about 74.99 euros. Although in Europe the difference is 5 euros, in the United States it will be greater, according to Games Industry, where the new generation version will cost $ 10 more than its current counterpart, which will go on sale at the usual price of a Triple game. An in that country, $ 59.99.
Here is an important detail to highlight: the new generation version of NBA 2K21 has been created from scratch for the next consoles. Given the increase in price, 2K Games most likely wants to return on the investment of creating a title from its base for completely new platforms. Now there is the question of whether this will be the trend for new generation titles, with a higher cost in their developments.
In any case, we remind you that NBA 2K21 will be available on September 4 on current consoles, and later on new generation ones. Today the Mamba Forever Edition has been presented with Kobe Bryant, which will cost 99.99 euros in both one and another generation, and will also offer a very curious incentive: if you buy the Mamba Edition in one generation, you receive a free copy of the standard in the other generation for the same family of consoles. In any case, and if you have missed it, this was the spectacular presentation trailer for NBA 2K21.
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