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Saber Interactive Boss Doesn’t Think $70 Games Are Sustainable

Matthew Karch, CEO of Saber Interactive, has revealed during an interview with IGN that he feels $70 games are not sustainable and will ultimately go the way of the Dodo.

Saber Interactive recently split from Embracer Group and Karch believes that the company, which houses Nimble Giant and 3D Realms, is positioned somewhere between independent studios and AAA publishers. As an example, he cited Helldivers 2 as the type of “middle market” it is keen to emulate.

I think that as games become more expensive to make, the $70 title is going to go the way of the dodo [bird]. I do. I just don’t think it’s sustainable… Look, you remember the hype for Cyberpunk, which I think actually ultimately performed okay, but when the expectations are so high and so much money is put into one title, it’s hugely risky for the company that’s doing it. What if it fails?

You remember what happened when Ubisoft a couple of years ago, all their titles slipped out of the year, and then all of a sudden they were in an entirely different place? It’s hard to recover from that.

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Karch recently confirmed that the long-delayed Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake is ‘alive and well,’ although a release date still remains elusive.

[Source – IGN]