I read this online. Edge Online.
PS4 and the next Xbox are 8 to 10 times the power of the current generation consoles and games are expected to cost around $69, EA executives Rajat Taneja and Blake Jorgensen have said. (...)
“The architecture of the consoles is based on standard PC components and technologies. So our own investments in our back end engine like Frostbite, our libraries, our tools will very smoothly run on this and make it easier for us to innovate to the new console technologies themselves. What used to take months in the past will now take days to do.” (..)
“I think, typically, at the start of a cycle, you’ve seen the pricing raise, say, to $69 for a core piece of software,” he said. “And then over the life of those, that’s drifted down to introduction price, typically now around $59. We haven’t yet set pricing on our gen 4s, but you probably see a similar trend to that during the start of the next cycle.” (..)
I like Edge Magazine. I try to read it every month at the Barnes and Noble. ~ I also like EA. They like C4.
But, What does this all mean? I thought Sony said, games were to cost, "$.99 to $60." How does that work.
I don't think EA games will cost more than PS4. Something just doesn't add up. I think that, Sony simply said a nice quote, to quiet people down. Sony is simply toeing the line, saying all the right things, to gain consumer faith. Pure, cult faith. Sony needs this.
Polls I've seen about this, my poll, and some others on here; basically have people saying that Sony has won them over. I've Also seen, that Sony wants to do a PS4 game subscription service: joystiq. All you can eat, PS4 games? Yo,. that probably means like, all digital.. NO USED GAMES option, ala Xbox ∞. Sure! One's optional apparently, one's maybe-mandatory. BOTH, kill GameStop?.
But right, I'm thinking:
- $100 a month Platinum version, for a PS4 subscription, buffet
- $50 a month Gold PSN download-made games, also buffet
- free Silver version, lets you message people.
What say you, Bomb? I think this E3 is gonna be Real interesting. ~ That's all I can think about that, right now.