Want to purchase Call of Duty: Ghosts when it comes out on November 5th, but also want to play the game on a next-gen console? Well by golly, Activision may just have a plan that interests you! As part of their Game Ahead program, Activison will allow gamers to upgrade their PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 copies of Call of Duty: Ghosts to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions for just $9.99.
On the Xbox 360, gamers will be able to purchase a special edition of Ghosts that comes with both a physical copy of the game and a code that can be redeemed online for a digital Xbox One copy. This specific edition will retail for $69.99. If you are someone who prefers everything to be digital only, then you can also purchase the game through the Xbox 360 marketplace for regular retail cost and then choose to upgrade to the next-gen version for $9.99.
Numerous retailers will also allow gamers to trade in their Xbox 360 copy of Ghosts for credit towards an Xbox One version. These retailers include GameStop, Amazon, Best Buy and the Microsoft Store. However, these deals are only good until the end of 2013.
For the Sony gamer, the plan is essentially the same. If you purchase a physical copy of Ghosts on the PlayStation 3, you will receive a unique code that can be entered into the PlayStation store. This code will allow you to download the PlayStation 4 version of the title for $9.99 when it launches. If you plan to purchase the title digitally, then you will be given a similar option. Purchase the PS3 edition for $59.99, then choose to upgrade to the PS4 version for an additional $9.99.
In addition, the Call of Duty: Ghosts Season Pass will also upgrade to next-gen consoles. Retailing for $49.99, the Season Pass includes four new map packs that will release throughout 2014. So by purchasing the upgrade, you will be able to receive the map packs on both consoles.
If you choose to upgrade, your stats will also carry over from console to console. Utilizing the Call of Duty: ELITE program, your stats and unlocks will transition seamlessly from console to console.
While I’m sure most of our readers were already interested in the title, does this make you more likely to purchase Call of Duty: Ghosts on a next-gen console? Or do you plan on sticking with just one version of the title?