Sony is making the leap into the next generation when the PlayStation 5 arrives this November. The company is also embracing next-gen game pricing, confirming Wednesday that a handful of Sony-published PS5 games will retail for $69.99, a $10 premium over current standard video game prices.
Two Sony-published launch titles, Bluepoint Games’ Demon’s Souls remake and Lucid Games’ Destruction AllStars, both carry a $69.99 price tag on PlayStation 5, Sony announced Wednesday. Launch game Spider-Man: Miles Morales from Insomniac will cost $49.99, but will also ship with an Ultimate Edition, which includes a remastered version of the PlayStation 4 game Marvel’s Spider-Man, for $69.99.
Sackboy A Big Adventure from Sumo Digital will also be available at launch, but for $59.99. Japan Studio’s Astro’s Playroom will come preinstalled on PS5 for free.
Publisher 2K Sports laid the groundwork for a next-gen console game price hike back in July, when it announced that NBA 2K21 would be priced at $69.99 on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. The publisher said at the time that the high price point “fairly represents the value of what’s being offered: power, speed and technology that is only possible on new hardware.”