We're just three and a half weeks away from the release of Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time at this point and Sony's already dropped a bombshell for all of the Sly fans out there. Previously marked for MSRP at $59.99, Thieves in Time will now launch at a low, low price of $39.99 for the PS3 version (with a digital download of the Vita version for free), and $29.99 for the Vita version.
Why the price drop? Is it a reflection of the quality or length of the game? Or was the move made because Sony has low confidence in the game's ability to sell? Playstation Lifestyle was able to get some answers from Associate Product Marketing Manager of Software Marketing at SCEA Cristian Cardona to clear the confusion on the matter.
Cardona acknowledges that the video game market is extremely competitive, so according to her, the price change was made in order to make the purchase a "no-brainer" for people and so that they wouldn't have to think twice about it. When asked if there was any less content than normal or if the game was shorter than usual, Cardona dismissed those concerns by saying that it isn't any less of a Sly experience and that there's plenty of content, adding that "price doesn't always equal quality or content."
In the meantime, a demo for the game will be available to Playstation Plus members on January 22nd, with a public version of the demo going live on the 29th. Be sure to check out the new gameplay video below which showcases Sly and his crew pulling off a heist on El Jeffe, the boss you'll encounter in Feudal Japan.
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time is set to release on February 5th for the PS3 and PS Vita, and will be available as a day 1 digital download.
Source: Playstation Blog