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Information about upgrade system for Call of Duty: Ghosts.

Posted by: Sean Cahill at 8/26/2013 6:46 PM
One of the biggest concerns for gamers come November will be handling how to do the upgrades.  We expect more information to come out in the coming weeks, considering that Call of Duty: Ghosts is expected to be one of the top selling titles for the holiday season.  Activision is trying to ease concerns of those who may not get a Playstation 4 or Xbox One right away and having to shell out the full amount of a title they already own by releasing more details about their $10 upgrade plan.  It is expected to be honored by retail outlets as well as on digital download, depending on how the title is originally purchased.  We hope to see more developers taking this step as the transition to the next generation continues to move to the forefront of discussions this holiday season.


 
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Activision Announces Call of Duty®: Ghosts PlayStation Upgrade for a Suggested Retail Price of Just $10 
 

Announcement Joins Other Policies Designed to Smooth Transition to Next Gen for Call of Duty® Gamers 
  

COLOGNE, Germany - August 21, 2013 - Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq:ATVI), today announced further details surrounding Call of Duty®: Ghosts' participation in Sony's PS3 to PS4 upgrade program. The upgrade program is completely optional and allows consumers who purchase Call of Duty: Ghosts on PlayStation®3 to upgrade to the PlayStation®4 version of the game for a limited time at a suggested retail price of only $10, €10, or £10 depending on territory. More details will be shared in the weeks to come.

 

"Today we're announcing that anyone who buys Call of Duty: Ghosts for the PS3 will be able to upgrade to Call of Duty: Ghosts for the PS4 for a limited time at a suggested retail price of just $10, €10, or £10," said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, Inc. "Retail programs, announced by Amazon and GameStop allow our players to upgrade from the Xbox 360 to the Xbox One version of Call of Duty: Ghosts for $10 as well. We have also previously announced that for a limited time our players will bring all of their Season Pass Content and all of their in-game progress with them within a console family, for no additional charge. We have the best fans in the world, and we want to make this transition as seamless and easy for them as possible. And there's more news to come on that front. Stay tuned."

 

Published by Activision Publishing, Inc. and developed by Infinity Ward, Call of Duty: Ghosts will release on Xbox 360 game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PC and Wii U™ on November 5. The title will also release on the Xbox One, the all-in one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system later this year. Call of Duty: Ghosts is rated M for Mature (Blood, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Strong Language) by the ESRB. For more information, please visit www.callofduty.com/ghostswww.facebook.com/CODGhosts, or follow on Twitter @InfinityWard.

 

About Activision Publishing, Inc.

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher, and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.

 

Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Mexico, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, South Korea, mainland China, and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, www.activision.com.