Published on August 5th, 2011 |
>Skyrim Dev thinks games should have lower prices.
>Just not Skyrim. This makes sense really as Skyrim will be more than worth $60 in time invested. The hours put into an RPG are quite different than anything else.
Todd Howard, Skyrim director had this to say: “I do think industry-wide we would benefit from more games out at $19 or $19. . .I would try more games. Because I’m not going to try a game for $60. it’s a tough decision.”
If you are a Steam devotee, like a lot of us here at KBMOD, you know exactly what he’s saying. I’ve gotten really the majority of my games off of Steam sales, not at release. It just makes more sense. If the game does end up being terrible, or I don’t have time to play it right away. 10 or 20 dollars is just flat out better. Prices dropping industry-wide would be a good thing. Look at how far some new games fall almost a month after just because they flopped, or get terrible reviews.
In the fall, it’s a matter of saturation. We as gamers have a plethora of exciting titles coming: Hard Reset, BF3, Mw3, Rage, Skyrim, From Dust, just to name a few. Not all are $60 but at least 4 will be and that’s $240. That’s a lot of skrill to drop on games that you can’t play all at once.
In the end we all benefit from sales and lower prices. Got o know at least one developer sees that. Dropping new game prices to 40-50 USD would be beneficial to everyone.