There's currently an open beta taking place for Ubisoft's new co-op pirate game Skull and Bones, and while the initial impressions seem to be quite positive, the price of the game has now been questioned.
As highlighted by VGC, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot was asked during a recent company Q&A conference call why the game will be priced at $70 USD when it appears to be taking more of a "live service" approach after the recent reveal of its first-year roadmap.
Apparently it's still a "very big" and "complete" game at launch "that will deliver in the long run", so it's more than worthy of the quadruple-A pricing:
“You will see that Skull and Bones is a fully-fledged game. It’s a very big game, and we feel that people will really see how vast and complete that game is. It’s a really full, triple… quadruple-A game, that will deliver in the long run.”
If you're curious to give Skull and Bones a go before its release next week, you have until February 11th to try it out. The full version will then launch on February 16th. It will also be part of the Ubisoft+ subscription.