Ubisoft Increases Price of AAA Titles to $70 Starting With Skull & Bones

In a new and exclusive report by Axios reporter Stephen Totilo, it has been revealed that Ubisoft will be increasing its prices of AAA games from $60 to $70, starting with Skull and Bones.

Ubisoft CEO, Yves Guillemot said that “some of the games will come at the same price as the competition, the big AAA games will come at $70.” 

The commitment of a new price tag for its AAA titles is something that Ubisoft hasn’t made in recent years as its competition started to do so, but with ever-increasing development costs, it was only a matter of time before the publisher made the move.

The developers behind Skull and Bones have had several massive setbacks during its nearly decade of development, with fans seemingly disappointed with what the game has to offer (if the YouTube comments are anything to go by).

Skull and Bones will let players explore a fictionalized version of the Indian Ocean during the Golden Age of Piracy – but piracy didn’t just spring up from nowhere, especially not in the Indian Ocean. It fed off a rich trade in spices, silks, and other hot commodities for 17th-century Europeans. These lucrative pickings led pirates to a new business opportunity: their own secret smuggling networks.

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Skull and Bones launches on November 8 for PC, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Stadia, and Amazon Luna.