So apparently Sony demanded price changes for Salt and Sacrifice on other platforms


Oooft! The bad press keeps pouring in, and while we can sort of understand this one if we squint, Sony is going to be guilty in the all-important court of public opinion. According to a report from TechRaptor, the price of indie Souls-like Salt and Sacrifice has risen dramatically on the Epic Games Store in a number of different countries – and all because PlayStation was p*ss that Ska Studios was selling it cheaper than on the PS Store.

From what we can gather, Sony has a deal with the game that resulted in its console-exclusive release. The catch is that Ska Studios set the price individually for each country on the Epic Games Store, which meant it was cheaper in some places than others. Co-owner Shane Lynch explained that his company “can’t really control individual prices on Sony, so some of them had to go up or down” on the Epic Games Store due to contractual obligations and demand for parity. .

For the UK, that’s good news – it’s actually gone from £15.99 to £12.99. But for many other countries, like Brazil, the price has exploded – we are talking about an increase from R$37.99 to R$104.90. That’s a jump of 276%! It’s a similar story in Turkey, where the stock went from ₺33 to ₺153. This makes the price a bit more consistent across different countries, but obviously doesn’t take into account differences in income et al.

As we said at the top of the article, we understand how it happened: Ska Studios obviously signed a deal with Sony and we can’t see that they’re giving a better deal to other platforms. shapes or showcases accordingly. However, we’d say it should be up to PlayStation to provide better regional pricing flexibility on the PS Store – and, to be honest, in a time dominated by bad press, the company could do without the negative PR, couldn’t this?


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