Why Wolfenstein Youngblood is being sold at a budget price

Even though Wolfenstein Youngblood is larger in scope than previous iterations in the rebooted franchise, it will be sold at a budget price. Speaking with VG24/7, MachineGames’ Jerk Gustafsson explained why.

“I would say that the main reason for [the cheaper price] is that development time’s a bit shorter, we are using the technology from New Colossus,” Gustafsson said.

“Of course we have done improvements to the technology but it is the technology of New Colossus, and it is a spin-off. But with that said, the gameplay time is greater so there’s a lot of value for money in there.”

Gustafsson also reminded players that the budget price — $40 USD or $70 AUD — also provides access to the Buddy Pass, meaning a co-op partner can play for the low, low price of free.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood heads to Windows PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Switch on 26 July. We previewed the game recently at E3 2019.

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