It’s been a long-speculation that major titles coming to the next-gen consoles would see a price hike. Started following NBA 2K21’s price reveal, fans were quick to point out the PS4 and Xbox One versions remained the standardized $59.99 whereas its PS5 and Xbox Series X editions bumped the price up to $69.99. Now, it’s looking like it’s spreading to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.
For a bit over a decade, gamers have gotten used to shelling out $60 for a brand-new triple-A game. But, with the increase in development (and probably a tad bit of developer greed), it’s looking like some of the devs that can afford to charge more for its products will look more into different pricing models.
NBA 2K21’s price reveal hit fans hard and 2K harder as fans lobbed criticism almost immediately. They then took a step back by saying it won’t be every next-gen game, but rather it would be a “title by title” basis.
Activision taking the leap with such a large title is sure to see some level of criticism, but it isn’t like Activision isn’t used to getting lambasted already for poor decisions in the past and continued gaffs.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is set to be the direct sequel to the original Black Ops. Aside from the title’s campaign, Activision will also drop multiplayer and a Zombie mode.
The next COD title is set to launch on November 13.
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