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We've known that select PlayStation 3 versions of cross-generation titles would be eligible for upgrade. Until now though, we only understood how it would work for digital purchases. Today, Sony has detailed how disc-based upgrading will work.
Currently, there are only four titles that are eligible for this program: Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Watch Dogs, Call of Duty: Ghosts, and Battlefield 4. If you want to go all-digital, all you need to do is purchase one of these games on PlayStation 3 through the PlayStation Store. When your PlayStation 4 arrives on November 15, you can purchase the next-gen version for only $9.99.
For those that prefer their hard-copies, things are a little more complicated. Each of these four games will come with a code that will give you the chance to purchase the digital PS4 version for $9.99. The catch is that you'll need to authenticate your PS3 disc every time you play.
It will be as if your PlayStation 3 disc turns into a PlayStation 4 disc. You need not own a PS4 to use your code, so even if you aren't planning on upgrading right away, you should probably risk the $9.99. You only have until January 31, 2014 to take advantage of this offer.
According to a comment from Sid Schuman, PlayStation US' social media manager, these are the only titles included right now, but there is a chance others might be added.
[Source: PlayStation Blog]
Our TakeExtending this offer to disc-based purchases is a smart move. The only surprise is that the PlayStation 4 will be able to authenticate the disc to enable play of the digital copy.
There's no doubt that use of the PlayStation 3 disc is to ensure that users don't trade the disc in after upgrading. Is it inconvenient? Sure, but it's better than nothing if you absolutely must have a physical PlayStation 3 copy.
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good deal if you care about it i guess.
So in the end you pay 70 bucks for the same game, nahh I don't think so. Patience is a virtue, I'll most likely get CoD ghosts early next year on PS4 since I will busy playing Killzone Shadowfall, or if I find it at a discount on Black Friday then all the better. I guess this works for die hard fans of these titles.
I'm still cool on my PS3 for a little while down the road, mostly because of my overwhelming game collection between my PS2 back-log & My PS3 Log including Beyond Two Souls & Lightning Returns coming out. However When I get my taxes back I'm going to go purchase one of them beautiful PS4's and see what them bad-boy's have to offer. Until then same gen for me!
same wow ps3 and ps4 both call of duty Ghost
maybe ps3 trophies think both ps4 trophies see same?
in other words. its better to go digital. :O
I'm just getting two of these games for PS4.
thanks...this works perfect for me because the special edition of AC4 for ps4 is sold out...didn't want to trade in, so for an extra $10, i get both...sweet!!!
Madden would've been nice too. I bought that on PS3 and was hoping for the $10 upgrade.