Jul 2, 2020

PS5 and Xbox Series X: Video game NBA 2K21 to cost more on new consoles

Games publisher 2K will charge £5 more for its forthcoming NBA 2K21 basketball game on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles. "It is commonplace for games on new platforms to cost more than the older platforms, but the situation is made more complex because of backwards compatibility on Xbox Series X and PS5," Piers Harding-Rolls from the, Ampere Analysis consultancy, told the BBC. While 2K publishes recommended prices, retailers may decide to charge different amounts for the game. Sony has announced that dozens of popular PS4 games, including the 100 most played, will work on the PS5. Microsoft is promoting its "Smart delivery" initiative, which lets players buy a game once and use it on any of its Xbox One or Series X consoles. "We believe our suggested retail price for NBA 2K21 on next-generation platforms fairly represents the value of what's being offered: power, speed and technology that is only possible on new hardware," the company told the BBC. "Making games is an expensive business and production costs continue to escalate, so I can see why publishers want to charge more for enhancements on the new consoles," said Mr Harding-Rolls. Give players who buy the deluxe version on PS4 or Xbox One access to the standard version of the game on PS5 or Xbox Series X. give players who buy the deluxe version on PS5 or Xbox Series One access to the standard version of the game on PS4 or Xbox One.

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