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Mind-boggling Deal: Resident Evil 4 Remake Mobile Launcher for Just £57.99!

Mind-boggling Deal: Resident Evil 4 Remake Mobile Launcher for Just £57.99!

Resident Evil 4 Remake Mobile: A Shockingly Expensive Game

The highly anticipated Resident Evil 4 Remake is making its way to mobile devices, but the price tag is leaving gamers stunned. Players will need to shell out a hefty £57.99 to unlock the full game, a pricing strategy almost unheard of in the mobile gaming world.

An Unprecedented Price for a Mobile Game

The game is listed as free on the App Store, but with in-app purchases. It’s when players scroll down to check the prices of these purchases that they come face to face with the jaw-dropping cost of £57.99 for “Resident Evil 4 (with bonus)”. This price surpasses the current prices on Steam (£49.99) and PSN (£54.99), but is in line with Xbox (£57.98).

Limited Free Gameplay with Mandatory In-App Purchase

The game’s listing clarifies that only a limited part of the base game can be played for free, with an in-app purchase required to access the full game. However, it remains unclear how much of the game will be available in the free version.

Additional In-App Purchases

Alongside the hefty upfront cost, players will also have the option to make additional in-app purchases. An “Extra DLC Pack” is priced at £15.99, likely including the Separate Ways mission. Furthermore, players can buy weapon upgrade tickets ranging from £2.49 to £7.99.

Release Date and Comparison to Resident Evil Village

The release date for Resident Evil 4 Remake on mobile is yet to be announced, but it’s expected to arrive soon. This release follows the footsteps of Resident Evil Village, which will also be available on mobile devices with in-app purchases priced at ¥4990 in Japan (approximately £27).

The Steep Price of Gaming on Mobile

It’s worth noting that the cost of gaming on mobile can quickly add up. While the price of an entry-level iPhone 15 Pro starts at £999, the Max version goes up to £1199. These prices far exceed the cost of a PS5 or Xbox Series X/S console.

Raising Game Prices: A Healthy Business Model?

The pricing of Resident Evil 4 Remake on mobile has raised eyebrows, especially considering Capcom president and chief operating officer Haruhiro Tsujimoto’s recent statement on game prices. Tsujimoto suggests that game prices are too low compared to the rising development costs and the need to attract talent. He believes that raising unit prices can create a healthier business model.

While Tsujimoto’s comments may be targeted at the Japanese market, the exorbitant price of Resident Evil 4 Remake on mobile compared to other games is undeniably striking.

Will you be diving into the world of Resident Evil on your mobile device?


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