The advent of the new videogame generation is marking a slight increase in prices some games, decision covertly supported by Sony, Which has placed several of his titles exclusively at a cost of € 80,99 (Demon's Souls, Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition and Destruction All Stars) and by Rockstar Games e 2K di Take-Two. According to the recent words of the subsidiary development teams of the US giant, the cost of their titles would be worth more than $ 60. We report in detail the words of Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two:
We deliver the highest quality experiences in the industry and charge them far less than we believe consumers are worth. And then we generally provide ongoing support which is totally free. And this is already a great value for our products. Any monetization is entirely optional.
But that's not all, as Zelnick talked about the possibility to split GTA Online from GTA 5 in the future and make it properly free-to-play. According to information released by the CEO of Take-Two, the company is already considering such an option, in fact GTA Online will be a standalone game on PlayStation 5, where it will be free for about three months.
As you can see, we are open-minded about our business model, and I wouldn't rule out the possibility that, at some point, certain experiences can be made completely free.
Grand Theft Auto Online has been successful for seven years and we expect it to set a new record this fiscal year, surprisingly enough.
What do you think of Strauss Zelnick's claims? Would you like to see GTA Online and Red Dead Online free to play and disconnected from the main titles in the future?