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Dragon’s Dogma 2 Joins A Divisive Gaming Development

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Dragon’s Dogma 2 appears to be like superior, proper? The a lot anticipated motion role-playing sport about dragons and pawns got here out swinging with a hefty new gameplay showcase on November 28, exhibiting off the spectacular character creator and a few spectacular fight and formally revealing a March 24, 2024 launch date. One factor that isn’t so superior, nonetheless, is the sport’s comparatively excessive price ticket of $70, which marks the primary sport from Capcom at this worth.

As noticed by Eurogamer, Dragon’s Dogma 2 will run you $70 throughout PC (by way of Steam), PlayStation 5, and Xbox Sequence X/S. No different sport by Capcom from this 12 months or final has value this a lot. Not even Resident Evil 4 Remake or Road Fighter 6, each of which had been priced at $60. Capcom had been one of many few publishers nonetheless holding out at that degree whereas others more and more promote new video games for $70, however with this information, it appears Capcom’s following go well with now.

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Spending $70 on Dragon’s Dogma 2 will simply get you the bottom model of the sport, although. When you wished some further goodies—just like the Boon for Adventurers pack that features gear, objects, and different accouterments, in addition to extra unannounced preorder bonuses—you would wish to shell out $80 for the Deluxe Version. Gaming is evidently changing into costlier as publishers push for $70 and $80 video games, a divisive development that’s raised a number of eyebrows.

Whereas Capcom could also be the newest writer to announce a $70 sport, it’s hardly the one firm that’s determined to lift the costs of its video games. Some Nintendo Swap video games value $70, quite a few Sony video games go for that a lot, Microsoft confirmed that its first-party video games will all begin operating for $70, and Sega is contemplating elevating the worth of its video games as nicely. And why not? Because the CEO of GTA writer Take-Two sees it, avid gamers appear high quality with paying $70 for video games, saying the corporate is seeing little to no pushback on the worth enhance.

Kotaku reached out to Capcom for remark.

So, yeah, Dragon’s Dogma 2 does look superior. I’m stoked to slay extra dragons and griffins and a bunch of different fantasy monsters in a fantasy setting. I’m not too thrilled about paying $70 to take action, however I assume that simply means we’re actually and eventually getting into the period of $70 video games, and that’s an enormous bummer.