spent the majority of its 2-hour long PlayStation 4
(PS4) press event talking about games, software, social integration, and the cloud, but one thing the console maker didn't discuss is the price of games. Some have speculated that triple-A titles for the PS4 could see a price bump to $70, or even higher, but that doesn't look to be the case.
In an interview with CNBC
, Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) President and CEO, Jack Tretton, indicated that pricing will remain the same.
"People are willing to pay if they see the value there and I think there's more choice than ever before for consumers, Tretton said. "We're going to welcome free-to-play models, games from $0.99 up to those $60 games.
That's expensive by PC gaming standards, but right on par with where high-end games for modern consoles typically land (and yes, the PS4 still qualifies as a console even though it carries PC DNA
). Tretton also brought up the point that a "big-form experience" can cost publishers upwards of $50 million to create, hence why games cost so much these days.
"We'll justify that $60 price point and we'll give people hours and hours of game play on a daily basis for months and years to come," Tretton said.