Ubisoft confirmed in its latest earnings call that it won’t raise prices on next-gen games this fall. As such, the likes of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Watch Dogs: Legion will cost $60 on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X — the same as the price on current-gen platforms. Take-Two, on the other hand, has priced the base PS5 and XSX versions of NBA 2K21 at $70. However, Ubisoft hasn’t ruled out a price increase for future games.
Ubisoft wouldn't answer when asked about next-gen pricing after this fall. "We are concentrating on the Christmas releases. We have decided those games will be launched at $60"— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) July 22, 2020
The company also revealed the next Ubisoft Forward games showcase will take place in September. The first edition took place in June and it was a big success, according to chief financial officer Frédérick Duguet.
“Ubisoft Forward was a major milestone and the response from our fans was very promising,” Duguet said on the call (via Video Games Chronicle). “We achieved record-high peak concurrent viewership during this event, surpassing our previous E3 conferences.”
The company’s leaders also discussed the recent harassment and misconduct scandals. On the call and in its earnings report, Ubisoft reiterated some points it previously made on the matter. It has set up a confidential third-party reporting system and appointed a head of workplace culture. It plans to hire a head of diversity and inclusion as well. It also revealed that “a portion of team leads’ bonuses will be tied to their ability to create a positive and inclusive workplace environment.”