Publishers Reveal Plans to Smooth the Transition to Next Gen.

Publishers reveal plans to smooth the transition to next gen.

Activision has announced that gamers who purchase either the Xbox360 or PS3 versions of their soon to be released Call of Duty: Ghosts will be able to upgrade to the next gen versions for a meagre fee.

Allegedly both Amazon and GameStop are said to have partnered with Activision to help smooth the transition between current gen and next gen. Activision didn’t go into great detail but have promised they will release more details on the scheme in the coming weeks.

Sony appears to have gone one stage further and announced that any gamer who purchases select multiplatform/multigen titles will be able to upgrade to the PS4 versions at a reduced price too.

Neither announcement’s came with specific pricing information although Sony did confirm the following titles to be included in the scheme: Call of Duty: Ghosts, Watch Dogs, Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag and Battlefield 4.

The only question gamers really have to ask themselves now is - Do I need to wait? Current gen titles release for around £40 in the UK, give or take a few pounds dependent on retails. Next gen titles although no RRP has been agreed, are allegedly going to be around the £55 price point. This would mean gamers may actually make a saving if the upgrade cost is kept to a reasonable fee, making the early adoption of these titles are worthwhile investment.

Words by Chris Messenger