With the next generation of console hardware approaching, questions of a price hike have circled. But today, publisher Ubisoft confirmed its upcoming holiday lineup won't be bumping up the price tag for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.
In an earnings call today, the company confirmed that it plans for its slate of next-gen games coming this holiday to arrive at "the same price as the previous generation of consoles." That price point, $60 in the U.S., looks to hold firm for Ubisoft's slate of fall games.
This likely includes both Assassin's Creed Valhalla and Watch Dogs: Legion, both of which are slated for launch on next-gen. Watch Dogs will hit current-gen and PC on October 29, while Valhalla will arrive on November 17 for the same platforms, and both are set to get next-gen upgrades for both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.
Concerns about next-gen pricing were raised when Take-Two revealed that NBA 2K will cost more for next-gen consoles. The price of the next generation has been a constant question, especially for the console hardware, but NBA 2K was the first sign that pricing could potentially go up on the platform.
At least in Ubisoft's case, it looks like prices should maintain parity with the previous generation. That's some good news for anyone trying to save some cash for the holiday season. It doesn't rule out a future price hike, as some have reportedly considered, but at least for Christmas the gifts won't get more expensive.
Ubisoft's earnings call opened with a statement on the bout of allegations brought against the company's employees over the last month. Several Ubisoft employees have left the company in the wake of these allegations, including Chief Creative Officer Serge Hascoët. CEO Yves Guillemot has promised profound change at the company, though recent reports have indicated that it's run deep in both the workplace culture and design process at Ubisoft.