The Guardian Games Blog is today posing the question, are iPad games too expensive? Apparently some iPad owners have been complaining that the games are a little on the pricey side, so Games Blog asked Gonzague de Vallois, senior vice-president of publishing at Gameloft, to explain a little about the thought process behind iPad game prices (aside from the thought of making lots of money, that is!). He said that as far as Gameloft was concerned, the price of their iPad games is actually very similar to that of their iPhone games, ranging from $6.99 to $9.99, adding that Gameloft were able to keep prices down because the iPad versions were very similar to the iPhone versions in terms of game depth and the number of levels.
The blog also spoke to Chillingo’s head of publishing, Johnny Coghlan, who said that in the end it would be the consumer who would determine the price of iPad apps, as they were the ones with the ultimate choice of what game to buy. Both Coghlan and de Vallois concluded by pledging their support for the iPad, with de Vallois adding that Gameloft are now planning to develop titles specifically for the iPad from the ground up, and Coghlan talking of the device’s “great potential” as a gaming platform.
By Maura Sutton, iPadForums.net