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Bethesda hopes to pay $70 for Skyrim On Switch

Bethesda hopes to pay $70 for Skyrim On Switch

A man wakes up on a mysterious card and asks for $70.

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Almost a year after it hit every other platform, Skyrim: Anniversary Edition It was surprisingly launched on the Nintendo Switch today. The latest version of the popular open world RPG of 2011 includes a host of DLC, mod content, and fishing. It’s also $70 on the Nintendo Portable Hybrid. Gotham Knights And the Callisto Protocol They don’t come to the Switch, but the price point seems to be, at least in this single case.

Release Bethesda Lots of ports and updates to me The Elder Scrolls V. Since it was originally released on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC, it has also been made available to every new generation of consoles, as well as phones, streaming platforms and of course the Nintendo Switch. Last year, the publisher unveiled a new $50 anniversary editionNot to be confused with it existing special edition. The main difference was that it has more mod and hunting content. Players can pay $20 to upgrade their existing needs special editions. Except on the Switch.

The 2017 version on a Nintendo handheld that included a file Special Breath of the wild costume It wasn’t upgradeable until today. Nintendo announced the surprising news in a tweetbut it didn’t take long for people to start falling back on the price:

While Switch games are often priced higher, Skyrim: Anniversary Edition It is the first release that does not have an anthology, deluxe edition, or DLC pack to break the $60 barrier. Games now do this regularly on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, likely because mass production costs roughly double per console cycle. Although the key is five years old, and Skyrim even older.

Additionally, the Anniversary Edition is only $50 on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S where new generation upgrades were free. And it’s not about the cost of Switch SD cards either, since the $70 price tag is for a digital download. (People who already own Skyrim On the Switch, now, like their PlayStation and Xbox brethren, upgrade to anniversary edition for $20).

My only guess? The regular version of Skyrim is still priced at $60 on Switch, and instead of cutting that price by $10, Bethesda decided to add it to the new selling price. This is all speculation of course. As you may have guessed If you’ve been around these parts for a long timeBethesda did not respond to a request for comment.

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