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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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yeah, reasonable I guess. but just get a digital copy to make it easy. Also I REALLY REALLY want gta5 and Ratchet and Clank: Into the Nexus to be on ps4! make it happen please
This is cool, but i'll just wait for the PS4 and it's version. It's better to wait for the better version on the newer system.
DRM DRM Death to DRM
Smart idea. Just like what Microsoft did.
see i thnik the upgrade system should of been up for games that have some time on them because you can just wait for these to come out with the console lol
Not worth it, just wait.