The lights are on
The current-gen systems will see Black Flag a couple weeks early, but you'll be able to upgrade to the the next-gen version for a small fee.
The Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii U version of Assassin's Creed IV will release concurrently on October 29. For the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, you'll have to wait until those systems' respective release dates (November 15 and November 22). The PC version has its own release date, November 19.
Got that? Okay. Now, for the details about what it will cost you to upgrade from the current-gen version to the next-gen versions. The short answer is: $10. However, the details of how this is accomplished vary from retailer to retailer. Here are the details, direct from Ubisoft's official blog:
Whether you buy the PS3 game digitally via the PlayStation Store on at retail, you can upgrade to the PS4 version for just $9.99. To upgrade with a physical copy, just enter in the code packed into the PS3 version, then place the original PS3 disc into the system to activate the digital copy of the PS4 game, and off you go! Codes can be redeemed until January 31, 2014.
AmazonTrade in your Xbox 360 Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag for an Xbox One version and you'll get a $25 bonus credit on top of a minimum trade-in value of $25. Offer valid until December 31, 2013.
GameStopGet a guaranteed minimum credit of $50 for a limited time when you trade in Black Flag on the Xbox 360 for a new Xbox One version. Offer is available for a limited time exclusively for PowerUp Rewards members. [Full disclosure: GameStop is Game Informer's parent company]
Best BuyTrade in your Xbox 360 version of Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag and get your Xbox One copy for as little as $9.99, through December 31, 2013.
Microsoft StoreAssassin's Creed IV Black Flag for Xbox One will be available to purchase for as low as $9.99 with the trade-in of your Xbox 360 version.
Our Take:One the one hand, it's cool that Ubisoft (and other publishers) are giving hardcore fans a way to upgrade from the current-gen to the next-gen for free. However, I'm honestly fine with either just playing the current-gen version or waiting until the next-gen version is out and saving myself $10. But more options are always a good thing.
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I will wait for the PS4 to come out before getting the game, but I like that the publishers are giving these offers to their customers (or retailers).
Eh, this series is dead to me. They really did burn it out.
I'm totally fine with the current gen version, can't really see any difference that's got me sold on next-gen yet. Still, options are always king I suppose.
My mind is open and my body is ready.
ill be getting this for current gen only, watch dogs and ghosts will be my xbox one games, I don't want to rush through this game because of the other two
I agree with ppl here the next gen is no different just a measly few graphic upgrades nothing too big nothing too small. Plus who knows if the next gen consoles are gonna work properly cause I know for an fact video games and game consoles always have some issues nothing is never perfect when released so keep your receipt's ppl of next gen.
I will see you Edward at Oct. 29th whoo!
This is pointless because you are just starting over from 0% since you can't carry over saves.
Just keep the current gen version or wait because if you do this you are just wasting $10 by paying $70+ tax for the game.
Why the heck is the pc date once again weeks behind... originally the devs were telling us that all current gen consoles (including pc) would share the same release date. Ah delays delays. I bet that's not even when it's actually coming out; betting on a few weeks more of delay. Typical ubisoft.
I'm going to go ahead and wait for my PS4 version. Besides, Arkham Originsis out at the same time!
see i wanted to beat all of the other assassin creeds before this came out but with gta and nba2k14 out i dont know how likely that will be
Aaaaaand, Ubisoft lies to the PC community once again.
I like PS4's way the best, seems the most simple!
Why would anyone who is getting a next gen console at launch do this. You really need to play a crap version for a week so that you can pay an extra 10 bux. That's rediculous.
Woo! This gives me the opportunity to play Black Flag on both current-gen and next-gen Xboxes. Sounds like an interesting review to me.