Starlink’s Ship Customization Looks Incredible, But At What Cost?

Jun
12

Starlink’s Ship Customization Looks Incredible, But At What Cost?

During today’s #UBIE3 conference, Ubisoft Toronto revealed a new space exploration title with features very similar to franchises such as Skylanders and Lego Dimensions. In the newly-announced Starlink: Battle For Atlas, players will be able to assemble their in-game ship using physical and digital pieces. To get a better idea of what I’m talking about, check out the announcement trailer below:

After seeing the official announcement trailer one big question lingered in my mind: What will these pieces cost? Players of Skylanders or Lego Dimensions can attest that franchises with physical game content can get rather pricey, with character packs ranging anywhere from $10 to $40.

During the brief assembly shots in the trailer, there looks to be at least 6 parts that make up a ship, including a pilot, wings, a mounting base that attaches to the controller, and weapons. Mixing and matching all of these components to have a variety of ships to play could fetch a pretty penny.

With a release window of Fall 2018, there will probably be quite a wait to hear official pricing on ship packages and parts, but it will be interesting to see what price point they come up with. Starlink: Battle of Atlas has been confirmed for Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Playstation 4.

What did you think of the Starlink Announcement? How much would you be willing to pay for a ship package? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below, or hit us up on our Facebook or Twitter pages!

About Josh Gilbert

Josh is the Co-founder and a Senior Writer for Controller Crusade, and loves all things related to video games. He is a retro games collector trying to recapture his childhood one game at a time, and he also has a major dude crush on Nathan Drake. You can contact him via email at jgilbert@controllercrusade.com or on Twitter @joshgilbert11.

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