EA’s PlayStation 4 and Xbox One titles will carry an RRP of £54.99 – £5 more than the average current-gen RRP.
Confirmation of EA’s next-gen pricing was revealed in an FAQ with GAME, which states:
“At present, the only publisher to confirm costs of their next generation games are EA, attaching a price of £54.99.
“No other game prices have been confirmed. We will of course update our listings as and when this happens. And if the price changes before release day, you will always pay the lowest price.”
Bar a few exceptions, current-gen titles typically RRP for £49.99 in the UK. Recent releases in the Call of Duty and FIFA franchises have each carried a higher £54.99 RRP.
But despite the higher price planned for next-gen, RRP isn’t typically indicative of shop prices, of course. Games usually float around the £39.99 price-point on the high street.
It isn’t yet known whether next-gen titles will be sold for their full RRP at launch or carry a lower price tag, but online retailers are currently asking full whack.
EA has a variety of titles in store for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, including launch window titles Battlefield 4, Need For Speed Rivals, FIFA 14, NBA Live 14 and Madden 25, with Mirror’s Edge, Star Wars: Battlefront, Titanfall and more set to follow.