Actvision announced at Gamescom a pretty good deal for those gamers who will be getting a next-gen console somewhere down the line, but may have already purchased Call of Duty: Ghosts for PS3 or XBox 360.
For only ten bucks you can upgrade to the next-gen console version, PS4 or X-Box One, and bring all your Call of Duty: Ghosts Season Pass Content with you.
So you need not buy a second copy of the game, you just have to pay the ten bucks for an upgrade. Not bad!
For example, if you can't wait to play Call of Duty: Ghosts, which comes out November 5th for PS3, but plan on getting PS4 when it becomes available on November 15th, you can buy the PS3 version and then just do the upgrade. Same for XBox one when that becomes available.
From the below announcement, it looks like more details are forthcoming; hopefully they continue this option through the Holidays, and it would be nice to apply to older games as well (Black Ops II).
Update: Sony announced policy is also in effect for Battlefield 4, Assassin's Creed IV, and Watch Dogs.
Announcement Joins Other Policies Designed to Smooth Transition to Next Gen For Call of Duty® Gamers
Cologne, GERMANY – 21st August, 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 programmes. The upgrade programme 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. 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 dollars, 10 euros or 10 pounds," said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, Inc. "Retail programmes, 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 5th November. 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 PEGI 18. For more information, please visit