Activision outlines Call of Duty: Ghosts next-gen upgrade plans

Activision outlines the various ways to upgrade an Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 copy of Call of Duty: Ghosts to an Xbox One or PlayStation 4 copy.

Activision has announced full details on how to upgrade current-gen copies of Call of Duty: Ghosts to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions.

For a limited period, all physical PlayStation 3 copies of Call of Duty: Ghosts will include a code that, when redeemed, will allow players to purchase a digital PlayStation 4 copy of Call of Duty: Ghosts for $10/£10/€10. Digital copies purchased on the PlayStation Store will be automatically eligible for the upgrade. Copies must be purchased and codes redeemed before March 31, 2014.

Activision adds that Game in the UK and GameStop in European markets, but not in North America, will run specific offers that allow customers to upgrade their physical PlayStation 3 copy to a physical PlayStation 4 copy for roughly £10/€10.

There's also Microsoft's Game Ahead program, which offers up digital copies of Call of Duty: Ghosts for the Xbox 360 and another for the Xbox One in a single package, at a suggested retail price of $69.99.

Customers buying the Xbox 360 copy digitally from the Xbox Live Marketplace can also upgrade to the Xbox One version for $10.

Retailer-specific promotions to upgrade the Xbox 360 to Xbox One versions are also available at GameStop, Amazon, Best Buy, and the Microsoft Store in North America, Game in the UK, and GameStop in European markets.

Additionally, Activision adds that buying a Call of Duty: Ghosts season pass before May 31, 2014, will include a next-gen upgrade for current-gen owners. The season pass costs $49.99/£34.99/€49.99 and also includes four DLC map packs and the Team Leader digital content pack, which features exclusive multiplayer customisation options.

Call of Duty: Ghosts will be released on November 5 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, and Wii U. Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions will follow at launch.

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freddyonestar
freddyonestar

The 360 offer in the UK is dire. 

The offer from Sony is as it should be, which is buy the standard retail disc version and get a code to redeem via store this is inside every package then once redeemed  pay a £10 fee this gets you  a ps4 digital version of Ghosts. This is placed on you Sony account for retrieval at a later date via your download list.


But no not M$. You have to buy their special Versions. That's finally decided it for me. My 2 xb1 preorders from Amazon are now cancelled . I'll now buy a  copy of ghosts but on ps3 and redeem code now and then get a ps4 at a later date. Stupid Microsoft policies never stop. Negotiate / give  a better deal to your users.

Ondra_M
Ondra_M

I really hope that doggy will not die

ascendedcobra
ascendedcobra

So I could buy a copy for my 360 the day I get my xbox one then download the digital then trade in the 360 version. Could really save some money!

WarGrad
WarGrad

OR I can get the PC version....

Dexyu
Dexyu

america f yea. . . .  no 

kennythomas26
kennythomas26

I will check this game out later after launch.

Bangerman15
Bangerman15

So I'm assuming stats will transfer over from ps3 to ps4? That's the only reason why I think anyone would buy it early I think... Part of me wants to get this game on ps4, but I always end up trading in COD like a month after I buy it lol.  Plus I'll be busy with KZ SF ;)

dipdish
dipdish

This outlines the only problem I'll probably have with the new PS4 system.

I'm not living in the US, and I have my PS3 games that I want to play for a long time, I'm not sure whether we'll have that so called cloud system which allows you to play PS3 games on PS4. And, even with that, or a redeem code or whatever, I do not want to pay for the game that I already paid back in the day. It does not seem fair. Regardless of the reasons they would give. 

TristanPR77
TristanPR77

I'm not in such a rush, I will wait for the PS4 to play call of duty and the same goes to Battlefield 4.

Vodoo
Vodoo

Screw Cod... I'm waiting for Watch Dogs and even more... The Division.

chronocommander
chronocommander

For a minute there, I though the guy in the screenshot was Garrus.

Printul_Noptii
Printul_Noptii

watched Dannys 12hr live stream of GTAV yesterday and wow, I think COD Ghosts has some serious competition this year, hell even BF4 looks better graphics and gameplay wise ! Will it sell ? Yes probably but CoD won't be on top of the gaming chain anymore after Ghosts, trust me ! It's just way too much of the same, like Need for Speed, it lost its way !

allever
allever

lol, so the stupid season pass lives on... stupid activision

PupilsDilated
PupilsDilated

With enough money, you can upgrade anything...

Printul_Noptii
Printul_Noptii

lol am glad PC players are spared from this nonsense !

Mercaptan
Mercaptan

What  upgrade? , i think the game will look the same , maybee a little glossier :)

Hurvl
Hurvl

I don't get this upgrading thing, why not just wait for the next-gen version if you really want that one. It seems stupid to buy a game twice.

Fandango_Letho
Fandango_Letho

It's okay, Activision. I'll get my next-gen fix with the PS4, Killzone Shadow Fall, AC, BF4 for PC and Watch Dogs, and I'll spend the rest of my gaming time with GTA5. I don't need CoD this year.

Pupchu
Pupchu

sorry, activision... i'm getting a new console for the purpose of playing new games... not re-playing old ones...

cmat35
cmat35

yeah OR show a little patience and self control and just buy the game one time only for the next gen console of your choice.

quakke
quakke

What? Upgrade plans? 

Don't you mean milking plans?

malokevi
malokevi

Battlefield 4 upgrade program: yes

COD upgrade program: no

Xx_DemonSoul_xX
Xx_DemonSoul_xX

Call of Duty Ghosts for Xbox 360 and PS3: $59.99
Call of Duty Upgrade for Xbox ONE and PS4 $10
Seeing the graphics are just as bad on next gen as current gen: Priceless

Fiscaldeal
Fiscaldeal

I'd like to think this is a fair deal, until I realize consumers are buying the same game twice.

Faster_Bill
Faster_Bill

I'll be damned if I play another CoD game. Ghost will be another MW-like game where peak of innovation is a dog... Kill them all - cutscene - kill them all: thats how CoD gameplay designers seems to define brilliance and innovation.

Vodoo
Vodoo

@dipdish So just keep your ps3 hooked up. It's not really a big deal. I'm leaving my 360 attached when I get the X1 on launch day.

bu3aDeL_Maz
bu3aDeL_Maz

@Hurvl but people might want hardened edition and those might ran out. you don't have to do it, its optional and only for 10$.

Broyds
Broyds

@Hurvl Completely agree, it's only 2 weeks down the line.

Fitcherman
Fitcherman

@Fandango_Letho And they don't need you.  They'll still be the best selling game without your one purchase.

69
69

@quakke ? It's a FREE upgrade if you bought a digital copy; It's only $10 if you bought a physical copy. That's pretty decent of Activision IMO, especially if you consider that they are generally the biggest money grubbing publisher in the industry. It would of been AWFULLY NICE if R* could of done the same thing, instead of playing coy and acting like there isn't really gonna be PC an Next Gen versions of GTA V  coming in a few months that are certainly going to result in a lot of people making a second (full f'n priced) purchase of GTA V. At the very least, they could of admitted that those versions are coming.

Fitcherman
Fitcherman

@malokevi Battlefield:  Camp in a tree with sniper

Call of Duty:  Fast paced gameplay

CrimsonDepartur
CrimsonDepartur

@Fiscaldeal And, like me, you might have someone in your house who can't afford a PS4 but someone else that can. So 1 person in the household can play it on the PS3 while another can do it on a PS4. It's not a bad deal. People just look at it wrong. And people need to quit dogging CoD. It's still gonna be a bestselling game. So, not that many people must "hate" it. Just chill out..

unreal101
unreal101

@Faster_Bill  I was wondering when the complainers would show up.

The game is what it is; they never claimed to be innovative, and you know exactly what you're getting. Why people bother to come back and whine about the obvious over and over again is beyond me.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@bu3aDeL_Maz @Hurvl A lot of things are optional and relatively cheap, but that doesn't mean you can't question it. I understand that people might want to play a game as soon as possible, but also want to play the next-gen version which releases later on and this would solve that dilemma (if you can call it that). 

It still isn't much of an offer, imo, I'd just go with the version I like the most.

unreal101
unreal101

@Broyds @Hurvl  Some people are obsessed with leveling up as quickly as possible; that crowd will have prestiged five times by the time I get my copy in the mail.

kennythomas26
kennythomas26

@Fitcherman @Fandango_Letho I do not think that might not be possible this year and far as I heard about GTA V is that R* put about 300 million or more and made it aback in pre-orders so I don't I think that is huge.

djpetitte
djpetitte

@Fitcherman @malokevi 

Its obvious you haven't played a lot of bf If you think snipers hide trees, hah! youd be spotted in minutes.   And yes BF makes cod look like 100% complete rubbish. BF from 2005 did thngs cod still hasn't done.

de-astroturfer
de-astroturfer

@unreal101 Why do you bother to come back and stick up for it over and over again ? do you have shares or something ? must you suppress all negative COD freedom of speech ? tell the world all is rosy buy my game AGAIN ! ? What ? I don't get it, what makes you tick ? 

de-astroturfer
de-astroturfer

@CrimsonDepartur @de-astroturfer @malokevi Yeah you so don't give a fuck do you, thats why you felt compelled to defend Activision and P2P, (thats a bit odd by the way, fanboying a corporation). So less of the "chill out dude" bollocks, as if your one of the cool kids who's really laid back and Im the only one getting fazed by it all. Im just reporting the facts and giving my opinion. Your the one going out of your way to defend the indefensible. 

CrimsonDepartur
CrimsonDepartur

@de-astroturfer @CrimsonDepartur @malokevi Okay dude, chill out. I honestly don't give a fuck. P2P - Cool. Dedicated - Awesome. I don't care. It's a game. I'm gonna play it either way. I don't care about the servers. It's pointless. And yes there is lag, so what? Does it kill you? Is it so bad you just go insane? Lol no so just deal with it. We're not in a perfect world, and never will be. It's gonna be okay, at least for me. Try not to have a mental breakdown.

de-astroturfer
de-astroturfer

@CrimsonDepartur @de-astroturfer @malokevi I didn't say you said Microsoft wasn't greedy, where did you get that from ? And if P2P is so great then why is Activision screaming from the roof tops, that  dedicated servers are coming to xbox one we've listened to your feedback ! (its only taken us 5 years)

P2P is shit everybody except small children (who should be too young to play the game anyway) who aren't good enough at the game to notice the 1or 2 second lag know its shit. Every body who's played FPS on PC's since the days of quake long before they existed on console knows its shit.

They are greedy there are plenty of games out there who don't make a fraction of what COD has, their developers have invested in dedicated servers to give their communities value for money, yet Activision have made billions but stick to their costless P2P solution and a bit of cheap PR telling the world black is white and that P2P is brilliant, its Not !

CrimsonDepartur
CrimsonDepartur

@de-astroturfer @CrimsonDepartur @malokevi Wait a MINUTE. I never said MicroSoft wasn't greedy. They are. I know they pay people to do shit. It's ridiculous. I'm saying that Activision isn't "Greedy" just because they won't get dedicated servers. It's a lot of money to do that. So that's basically like, accusing them of being greedy just because they won't get something you want. I'm okay with P2P now that I've experienced the horrible internet hell that is DISH. P2P isn't at all that bad, and it can at least be helped. It's not a helpless part of the game.

de-astroturfer
de-astroturfer

@CrimsonDepartur @de-astroturfer @malokevi No I wont keep my opinions to my self its an internet forum, what you can only speak on this web site if your willing to work for Activision for nothing saying great things about their cash grab, your fucking unbelievable !!!!

And yes Activision are greedy they've made over 6 billion and they cant even be bothered to invest a couple of million on dedicated servers ! the only reason why they are coming to the xbox one is because Microsoft are paying for them and you say they aren't greedy !?!? if that isn't greedy I'd hate to see your definition of the word !

CrimsonDepartur
CrimsonDepartur

@de-astroturfer @malokevi Uh, hello.... Let me jump in here :D Ghosts on next-gen will MAYBE have dedicated servers. And the comment you made about Activision being to "greedy," really? Are you fucking kidding me? It's expensive as FUCK! And I agree with unreal and malokevi, dude just sit the fuck down. I'm tired of hearing negative comments about the games, but YET! SOMEHOW, AMAZINGLY AND ASTONISHINGLY, the game is STILL a bestseller and an awesome game. Have you played Ghosts? No? Really? Then STFU if you don't know what it is yet. I think they made big changes at the CoD MP Reveal. Keep your negative comments to yourself, "friend."


de-astroturfer
de-astroturfer

@malokevi I think you need some lessons in irony mate ! your not very good at it are you ! Did I say he couldn't express his opinion No I didn't, I merely asked him what his motivation was for questioning other peoples freedom of speech.

And yes I am cynical about COD better that than a gullible little prick, (you were the one who made it personal !) who pays through the teeth for the same game every year and put up with the random lag fest which is P2P, because  Activision is too greedy to invest in some fucking servers.

But by all means enjoy being shafted but don't expect us all to queue up with you for a shafting, or indeed stay quite and let Activision and pals hijack internet forums, like some anti freedom of speech religious cult and bullshit everybody out of another £100 ! without a word of protest.

Fitcherman
Fitcherman

@malokevi COD haters are mad because they got smashed on COD and had to switch to other games.  Greatness inspires envy.

malokevi
malokevi

@de-astroturfer"Im sorry your going to have to get used to it Im afraid, its called freedom of speech."

What an ironic thing to say, considering your previous comment....

I guess "freedom of speech" only applies to cynical assholes?


"And when you have 1000 identical negative comments"

Thousands of negative comments... millions of happy players. Jeez, maybe there is something about forumgoer gamers.

de-astroturfer
de-astroturfer

@unreal101 @de-astroturfer 

Im sorry your going to have to get used to it Im afraid, its called freedom of speech.

And when you have 1000 identical negative comments you know you've done something wrong. P2P, Dogs, Giant Robots, linear on rails gameplay the list goes on. Perhaps if Activision respected their customers and actually listened to the feed back, then they wouldn't get so much negativity.  

unreal101
unreal101

@de-astroturfer @unreal101 I'm one of those rare people that goes on pages for game because they interest me, not because I want to harp on them.

There's nothing wrong with criticism, but it's just incredibly annoying to go through 1000 identical posts of generic negativity, to see if there's someone I'd actually like to talk to.