Activision just outlined an interesting new feature for people buying Call of Duty: Ghosts on a Sony platform. If you get the game for PS3, you can upgrade it to the PS4 version later for a $10 fee. Supposedly this plan will be available for a 360-to-XB1 upgrade as well, and on both platforms will allow you to transfer all of your season pass DLC too.
It's certainly an intriguing idea, but considering the new consoles come out in November--right around the same time Ghosts does too--I don't see why most people can't just wait to get it on PS4 or XB1. Maybe if you NEED it day on one--I get that, there are some games that are like that for me--but Activision says this will be a limited time offer, so I doubt you can pick it up for PS3 and then upgrade years later when you get around to buying a PS4. Color me curious, but not sold on the idea.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Activision Announces Call of Duty®: Ghosts PlayStation Upgrade for a Suggested Retail Price of Just $10
Announcement Joins Other Policies Designed to Smooth Transition to Next Gen for Call of Duty® Gamers
COLOGNE, Germany - August 21, 2013 - Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq:ATVI), today announced further details surrounding Call of Duty®: Ghosts'
participation in Sony's PS3 to PS4 upgrade program. The upgrade program is completely optional and allows consumers who purchase Call of Duty: Ghosts
on PlayStation®3 to upgrade to the PlayStation®4 version of the game for a limited time at a suggested retail price of only $10, €10, or £10 depending on territory. More details will be shared in the weeks to come.
"Today we're announcing that anyone who buys Call of Duty: Ghosts
for the PS3 will be able to upgrade to Call of Duty: Ghosts
for the PS4 for a limited time at a suggested retail price of just $10, €10, or £10," said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, Inc. "Retail programs, announced by Amazon and GameStop allow our players to upgrade from the Xbox 360 to the Xbox One version of Call of Duty: Ghosts
for $10 as well. We have also previously announced that for a limited time our players will bring all of their Season Pass Content and all of their in-game progress with them within a console family, for no additional charge. We have the best fans in the world, and we want to make this transition as seamless and easy for them as possible. And there's more news to come on that front. Stay tuned."
Published by Activision Publishing, Inc. and developed by Infinity Ward, Call of Duty: Ghosts
will release on Xbox 360 game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PC and Wii U™ on November 5. The title will also release on the Xbox One, the all-in one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system later this year. Call of Duty: Ghosts
is rated M for Mature (Blood, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Strong Language) by the ESRB. For more information, please visit www.callofduty.com/ghosts
, or follow on Twitter @InfinityWard.