Rockstar could give GTA: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition a premium price, according to a list from a retailer.
Reseller Base.com was the first to open pre-orders for The Definitive Edition collection, including improved versions of the PS2 games GTA3, Vice City, and San Andreas. According to the retailer, it will be sold for 80 Euros on next-generation consoles.
The retailer listed the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One versions with a recommended price of 70 Euros. However, Rockstar has yet to confirm official pricing details.
Announced earlier this week, GTA: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition will be released later this year with visual and gameplay improvements across all three titles included.
In addition to the announcement, Rockstar confirmed removing existing versions of the games, which were available in bundles for under $ 10, from digital stores, including Steam.
The CEO of Rockstar’s parent company Take-Two has repeatedly stated that he believes consumers are “ready” for a price tag of 80 Euros.
NBA 2K21 was the first new-generation game to have an official price of 80 Euros. However, when the price was announced last summer, Take-Two boss Strauss Zelnick defended the decision, saying, ” We think the value justifies the price we offer to consumers … and the kind of experience you can only have on these next-generation consoles “.
Then, in March, he again defended the decision to implement premium pricing, stating that ” the last time there was a price hike in the US was in 2005, 2006, so we think consumers are ready for this “.
The next-gen pricing issue is controversial, and publishers have yet to find common ground. Last year, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan defended the company’s decision to set the price of some PS5 first-party games at 80 Euros, such as Demon’s Souls and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition.
Speaking to the Washington Post last year, Xbox boss Phil Spencer was vague on the subject, stating, ” As an industry, we can value things however we want, and the customer will decide what the right price is .”