“We’re making a game available on Xbox One and PS4 that is already available on PC.”
Bethesda won some major brownie points when they announced that The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim would be remastered and made available later this year… but that it would be absolutely free for PC players who already own the game and its DLC.
This seemed to rub some console players wrong, who were wondering why PC players get the game for free, while they would have to pay $60 again. Speaking on Twitter, Pete Hines pointed out that since PC players can naturally just install high res and graphical texture mods to the game, and get the same benefits that this remaster provides for no price, Bethesda are technically just giving them a game that already exists on PC, and for free- which is not the case for the console versions.
He also discussed the pricing difference between the Dishonored remaster and the Skyrim remaster, pointing out that each game has its own pricing policies, and one game’s should not dictate another’s- which is another way of saying that Bethesda know they can charge $60 again and get away with it, so they will.
At least they’re honest! And hey, I’ll gladly pay the $60 again to get my hit of Skyrim again, when it launches this October on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
@SerpentMonkey we're making a game available for Xbox one and PS4. It already exists on PC, with high res textures.— Pete Hines (@DCDeacon) June 18, 2016
@SerpentMonkey because it's for a new platform. Just like any other remaster for new platforms.— Pete Hines (@DCDeacon) June 18, 2016
@SerpentMonkey so we are done debating why it isn't free and moving on to the price?— Pete Hines (@DCDeacon) June 18, 2016
@SerpentMonkey I'll take that as a yes. Price is the price. Every game is different.— Pete Hines (@DCDeacon) June 19, 2016