Upgrade Call of Duty: Ghosts To Next-Gen For Just $10
If you purchase Call of Duty: Ghosts for 360/PS3 from the Xbox or PlayStation digital store, you can upgrade to the Xbox One/PS4 version for just $10.
Not to be outdone by its modern military shooter competitor, Activision has also announced a "Next-Gen Upgrade Scheme" for Call of Duty: Ghosts. The basic gist of it is, if you simply can't wait until November for your CoD fix, you can pick up a copy of Call of Duty: Ghosts for your Xbox 360 or PS3, and later upgrade to an Xbox One or PS4 version for as little as $10.
Unlike Battlefield 4, this time it looks like both Microsoft and Sony's digital marketplaces will be participating in the deal. If you purchase a digital copy of the game from the Xbox Live Marketplace, you can choose to either pay $69.99 right then and there for a "dual licence" of the game (giving you a code for both the 360 and Xbox One version), or pay $59.99 for the 360 version and upgrade to the Xbox One version later for $10.
For the PlayStation version, buying the PS3 version from the PlayStation store entitles you to purchase a PS4 version for just $10. Additionally, specially marked retail copies of the PS3 game will have a redeemable $10 discount coupon code for the PS4 version.
It's worth noting that both of these offers have an expiry date: March 31st, 2014.
If you're a brick-and-mortar kind of guy, Activision has also released a list of participating retailers that are offering the $10 upgrade deal upon trading in your current-gen version of the game.
Upgrading from current-gen to next-gen carries over all of your multiplayer stats and singleplayer saves, as well as any DLC you may have purchased (including the season pass) completely free-of-charge.
I imagine this news will get buried under an avalanche of CoD hate, but honestly that's not a bad deal.
Yeah I'll change my previous tune on this and say that's not a bad deal all-told. Stat/DLC carry-over is icing.
While I would just wait for the later game, I know for sure there are those that cannot. CoD and Battlefield are their bread and butter of gaming. It is indeed a decent deal, but paying a bit more to own a game twice in any case. Nothing wrong with being the last guy on your block to get the game. Unless you want to dominate the leader boards early, start a clan, etc.
For a second, I thought you would just need to prove that you were an owner of a current-gen copy and they would give you an upgrade. That would have been pretty bloody amazing, if difficult to work.
Having to trade-in isn't quite as good, but still an impressive deal. So yeah.
(Still won't get it, don't like CoD, etc etc)
As much as I dislike CoD, I will say that this is a pretty damn good deal. Personally I'd prefer it if you could keep the last-gen version as well though.
What's with all the civility? Did I stumble onto the Anti-Escapist? Really though, like others have said, it's not a bad deal, especially when you consider the fact that if any game could get away with making people buy it twice, at full price no less, it would be Call of Duty.