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Mercurysteam’s Dave Cox: ‘Games have become too expensive’

With development costs getting higher and higher each passing year, games have now become too expensive, according to Mercurysteam’s senior producer Dave Cox. That’s why the developer is releasing its upcoming online 4v1 shooter-brawler title Raiders of the Broken Planet, which comes out this Friday (September 22nd) with a free …

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Games publishing 2017: how to set a game’s price

In Part One of our publishing roundtable, we talked to publishers about setting release dates and how fewer triple-A releases could mean better business for the whole industry. In Part Two, we discuss pricing. As more indie titles head to retail, the debate around games pricing has never been fiercer. We ask …

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Paradox rolls back price increases after fan anger

Publisher Paradox has reversed a number of price increases that were recently rolled out across its catalogue. The company last month explained that certain regions would incur an increase to make our prices match the purchasing power of those areas, as well as create a more equal price point for …

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UK Hearthstone prices to soar next week

Blizzard has confirmed that the price of cards packs for Hearthstone is to increase from March 22nd, and the UK in particular is in for a rough time. The prices, which apply to PC, Mac and Android, were announced on the Battle.net forums. The European price is going up by …

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Amazon trims PS4 Slim and Xbox One S to £224

Could another Christmas hardware price war be in the offing? Sony’s now available slimmed down 500GB PS4 has an RRP of 259. Microsoft’s 500GB Xbox One S, meanwhile, has an RRP of 249. Both, however, can already be had for a lot less than that. As spotted by Videogamer, both …

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Canadians suffer video game RRP increase

The price of new video games appears to have been hiked in Canada. HardcoreGamer reports that publishers have upped the price of new releases from $69.99 CAD to $74.99 CAD. The increase comes less than a year after Canadian game prices were raised $5 from $64.99 CAD. The change is …

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US PlayStation Now streaming subscription prices revealed

A one-month subscription to Sony’s PS3 game streaming service will cost PS4 owners $19.99, it has been revealed. The US PlayStation Blog has said that access to the service will cost either $19.99 a month or $44.99 for three months (averaging out at around $15 per month). For the money …

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Amiibo prices hiked as talk of supply problems emerges

It appears that supply problems are hitting a range of Nintendo products, with retailers being forced to cancel some pre-orders and others increasing their prices. NintendoLife spotted that GAME has upped the price of Amiibo figures from 11.99 to 14.99 and even has receipts from one store to prove it. …

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Telltale’s Game of Thrones is more expensive on PS4 than Xbox One

It seems that PS4 owners are facing a bigger outlay for Telltale’s new Game of Thrones series than their Xbox One counterparts. Eurogamer spotted that the Season One Season pass costs 24.99 on PS4 and just 15.99 on Xbox One. Curiously the Xbox One Pass doesn’t include the first episode, …

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PRICE ROUNDUP: Supermarkets flirt with a FIFA 15 price war

Sainsbury’s the Tesco have slashed a bit off the RRP of FIFA 15 today, although it’s hard to call the discounting a full-out price war. Videogamer‘s price roundup shows that the cheapest High Street price comes from Tesco, which has gone for a round 40. However, both Sainsbury’s and Tesco …

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