NextGen Games new $70 price point and paid upgrades? [2020-07]

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  1. BRiT

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    Are there any other games announced with cross-gen that have advertised cross-gen multiplayer? If not, are there technical reasons, or Sony not allowing it (ie. business reasons)
     
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    I believe Bungie announced that Destiny 2 will support cross-play between PS5 and XBSX.

    Edit: Maybe not...
     
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    I'm referring to cross-gen multiplayer, not "crossplay" between different brands. You've confirmed that indeed there does seem to be cross-gen multiplayer becoming available with PS4 and PS5 players being able to connect.

    So that makes EA's decision a business one, not a technical limitation.
     
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    Would be interesting to hear why.
    Will the physics be updated that much between generations?
    Be nice to have a legacy physics mode if that was the case.

    I can't think of any other reason why to be honest.
     
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    maybe a complete engine change ?
     
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    Come on now, this is an EA Sports title... It most likely only has a rooster update compared to last year.
     
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    This is one of the least likely games that need an increase in retail price due to budget woes. I’m sure their microtransactions bring in a ton of cash.
     
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    Yes, could be.
     
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    Maybe it doesn't? If it does then devs should be aware?
     
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    I wonder why physical version on Xbox can’t be upgraded but on PS4 it can?

    Also, I never played the first...is it worth it?
     
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    Activision wants to charge more for next gen. So they created 2 SKUs.
    1 SKU that is actually smart delivery. So both physical and digital when moved around will download the correct version to the console ($70)

    And 1 SKU that is not smart delivery -- this is bound to XBO ($60)

    MS has a policy that did not allow Publishers to charge for upgrades. So they skirted around this by creating 2 SKUs.

    They recently allowed the Digital Version to be upgraded, not sure if MS caved or what. We'll need to see the upgrade price at launch.
     
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    It's sadly ironic that Microsoft's attempt to get a good deal for consumers has resulted in little less flexibility for those who want to buy a game on current-gen with an option (rather than a firm commitment) to upgrade to next-gen later. You may buy it now, have your fill on current-gen and decide not to upgrade down the line but you have to make that decision at the point of purchase.

    I actually didn't realise this was a firm policy rather than say a strong suggestion and are some other weird schisms with publishers taking a different stand with some games on PlayStation and Xbox. I heard on recent IGN podcast that Ubisoft are not including physical game discs in Xbox versions of collectors editions of Watch Dogs and Assassin's Creed where PlayStation they are. I guess it depends on your preference, if you want Xbox discs it sucks and if you want a PSN code it sucks. Why not just have a platform agnostic box and let the under chose disc or code? PC owners can get in on this too!

    Publishers, this is not very complicated and yet you're still managing to mess up. :mad2:
     
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    PC gamers have not had physical media for decades. I dont think they'd pick disc. :wink:

    Or do you mean a play-anywhere scheme where you're entitled to play on all platforms?
     
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    You'd be surprised at how many collectors editions do not accommodate PC owners at all! Once you toss out platform-agnosic art/branding/logos then you can put anything in the box, including a Steam/EGS/GoG code.
     
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    I don't think it is. Seems like MS may have caved on it.
     
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    Seems kind of weird that the DLC upgrade would replace the entire base game. It would be fitting if somehow people figured out a way of just purchasing the addon for $10 and get to play the entire game. :lol:
     
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    So this is Activision just blatantly profiteering then? Colour me surprised. :nope:
     
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    MS needs call of duty to stay afloat. So I guess they had to bend
     
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