Capcom Considering “Price Review” for Future Titles Due to “Rising Development Costs”

Dragon’s Dogma 2 is Capcom’s first title priced at $70, but it may not be the last, based on recent statements by the publisher.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 is the next major release for Capcom, capping off the current fiscal year. It’s garnered attention for its massive world, unconventional mechanics (including restrictions to fast travel) and emergent gameplay. However, it’s also the first title from the publisher to be priced at $69.99, joining the likes of Sega and major Western publishers like Microsoft, Sony, Ubisoft and more.

With more companies going down this pricing route, will Capcom pursue the same in the next fiscal year? In a Q&A session following its latest earnings report, it responded, “Dragon’s Dogma 2, which is scheduled for release this fiscal year, will be priced at $69.99. Industry-wide development costs are rising, and we are considering a price review as one option.

“Ultimately, we intend to take a thoughtful approach in pricing our games while ascertaining user feedback.” While not confirming similar pricing for its future titles, it’s seemingly on the table. Of course, how “user feedback” will influence this remains to be seen.

Capcom hasn’t announced its release schedule for fiscal year 2025, but it has titles like Monster Hunter Wilds coming in 2025 and new IPs like Pragmata (delayed to an unknown date and reportedly rebooted). Rumors also abound of multiple Resident Evil titles in the works, from the next mainline entry to additional remakes.