with an announcement Final Fantasy 7 Remake NS foresbook that it ComputerSquare Enix appears to be the first publisher to try the price hike path on the Windows platform, given that both have a good cost. €80, which is the same standard that Sony adopted for its first party on the PS5.
As we saw during last night’s Game Awards, Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade is coming soon on PC exclusively on the Epic Games Store, but we didn’t notice priceFirst off: The game costs €79.99 in the PC version, which is kind of strange considering it was released almost two years ago on PS4 for the first time.
Likewise, the new Forspoken, which was also shown at the Game Awards 2021, costs €79.90 on Steam currently, with the Deluxe Edition arriving €104.
Either way, this is kind of a record: Square Enix is probably the first publisher ever to try Rising prices At this level is for PC games, which usually keep prices lower than their console counterparts.
Suffice it to say that Halo Infinite, for example, to quote the now practically released Triple A version, costs €59.99 on Steam, continuing what has hitherto been the standard for games on the Windows platform. If the cost can make sense from the point of view of equal treatment in a new game like Forspoken (which, however, is meaningless, also given the different costs of royalties for publishing on PCs compared to consoles), an increase of sorts seems unjustified to Somewhat for a game like Final Fantasy 7 Remake, actually Age from a year and a half, although there is a “full” version with the addition of the Yuffie expansion (although it makes no sense here also to talk about a full version, since it is the first part of the project).
So let’s wait to see How would a PC user be welcomed This novelty is in increasing prices to the level that Sony adopted with the PS5, but we doubt this is well received.