SCEA CEO Jack Tretton told CNBC that PS4 titles will likely cost no more than $60. He also confirmed that the PlayStation 4 will welcome all sorts of pay schemes ranging from free-to-play, as well discs and dowloadable schemes.
“I think people are willing to pay if they see value there and I think there’s more choice than ever before for consumers,” he said. “We’re going to welcome free-to-play models; games from 99 cents up to those $60 games.
“But if you really see where the heat is for the true gamer on the console it’s still that big-form experience that typically runs upwards of $50 million to develop and will justify that $60 price point and will give people hours and hours of gameplay on a daily basis for months and years to come.”
He also predicted that PS4 software sales shouldn’t be expected to be get affected by tablet or mobile games market. He terms those as being “additive experiences”, while the PS4 will be for “true gamer wants to play the most powerful devices and the most deep and rich gaming experiences.”
The PlayStation 4 is expected to release this holiday season.
PS4 is due out this holiday season.