Sony's The Last Guardian is a highly anticipated game which was released only last December with a $59.99 price tag. Due to numerous delays, the original plan to release the game on the PlayStation 3 was scrapped and was moved on to be released on the PlayStation 4 platform instead.
With great combination of unique graphics, interesting storyline, and realistic animal behaviour, the gaming community had high praises for the game. This impressive feat had The Last Guardian nominated for multiple gaming awards ranging from Adventure Game of the Year to Best Visual Art.
So when news came out that the game had a $20 price cut from the original amount, the gaming community was in disbelief to learn about this that the game now only costs $39.99, and could only speculate on the reasons why. This price cut isn't only available in one store, but can be seen in a lot of retailers. And as of now, Sony hasn't released any official statement about why they had a price cut.
According to Polygon, a Sony representative just confirmed that not only is there a $20 price cut from the original $59.99 price but that this is permanent as well. This Gen Gaming also pointed out that with The Last Guardian spending years in development, and was just released recently, a price drop may mean that the game is not doing well in terms of sale.
Regardless of all of these, the gaming community shouldn't panic nor cast doubts on the game because as per PlayStationLifeStyle.net, this is not unusual for Sony because price cuts were done before even to games like Ratchet & Clank, MLB the Show 16, and Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection to just $20 each.
At the end of the day, this $20 price cut is not something to be worried about. The gaming community should rejoice because whether or not it is because of low sales or just because Sony wants to cut The Last Guardian price, it is still beneficial that a highly rated game can be purchased and enjoyed by more members of the gaming community.