Torn between buying a big game now or holding out for the next-gen version? Publishers like EA, Activision, Ubisoft and 2K want to take the hassle out of the decision by offering a pretty reasonable way for you to get both.
Over the past month, some of the biggest publishers in the world have revealed plans whereby consumers can purchase a game for the Xbox 360 or PS3 now, then when their successor platforms are released, download the next-gen version of that same game for only $10.
Some of the games you'll be able to upgrade include:
- Battlefield 4 (XB1, PS4)
- FIFA 14 (XB1, PS4)
- Assassin's Creed IV (XB1, PS4)
- Watch Dogs (XB1, PS4)
- Call of Duty: Ghosts (XB1, PS4)
- Madden NFL 25 (XB1, PS4)
- Need For Speed Rivals (XB1)
- NBA2K14 (XB1)
Some of the titles, like Call of Duty, will even carry over your DLC.
Now, for the fine print. Each major retailer in the US is offering their own take on the offer. Here's where you can find more info on each for the Xbox One:
Sony's plans, meanwhile, aren't quite as laid out right now, though we do know they'll follow the same basic principle of allowing digital downloads of next-gen versions (here's EA mentioning both platforms).