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UK managing director Fergal Gara says publishers like EA, Activision, and Ubisoft will decide what it will cost to upgrade software from current- to next-gen as part of new promotion.

As part of Sony's new trade-up program, individual publishers like Electronic Arts, Activision, and Ubisoft will be able to set upgrade prices for gamers upgrading from PlayStation 3 to PlayStation 4.

Sony's United Kingdom managing director Fergal Gara told GameSpot this week at Gamescom that this program--announced on Tuesday--is "fantastically gamer-focused" because it gives gamers purchasing confidence this holiday season.

"It will be down to the publisher to decide," Gara said. "That mechanism doesn't affect us, because we're not publishing any titles across both platforms. It's over to the EAs, the Activisions, and the Ubisofts to go and decide what the differential is to trade-up."

Gara said it's "exciting" that Sony can offer such a program, noting that the upgrade fee is not expected to be substantial. He did not provide a specific figure, but said it will be "fair."

As part of the promotion, gamers who buy Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Battlefield 4, Call of Duty: Ghosts, or Watch Dogs on PS3 can purchase a digital version for PS4 at a "significantly discounted price" when it launches.

Activision has since clarified that this fee for Call of Duty: Ghosts will be $10.

Electronic Arts, Activision, Ubisoft, and Warner Bros. are all participating in the program. The promotion will be available for a limited time, Sony said, and it is not clear if the program will be offered worldwide.

Retailers Amazon and GameStop have launched similar promotions where gamers can trade up to the next-generation version for $10.

The PS4 launches November 15 in North America and November 29 in Europe. The next-generation console will be available in 32 countries in all by the end of the year.

Source: http://www.gamespot.com/gamescom/sony-publishers-will-decide-ps3-to-ps4-game-upgrade-fees-6413488/



    

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Just saw this too. I like the idea that you can upgrade to the next gen version of your game for only 10 dollars/euros. Most publishers will probably keep it at 10, with the occasional ones who think they have better games :S, asking 15 or something like that.



$10 is not at all bad to get an extra next gen copy of the game. I was fearing it was going to be $30 or something knowing some of these publishers. But if Acti is going with $10, I think this is a great promotion.



 

So if I were to buy CoD Ghosts for PS3 and then later on buy a PS4 I can get CoD Ghosts for PS4 for just $10?



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Euphoria14 said:
So if I were to buy CoD Ghosts for PS3 and then later on buy a PS4 I can get CoD Ghosts for PS4 for just $10?


Yes for digital.

 

Buy a copy for PS3 and get the PS4 Digital copy for $10 if you want.



    

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This is a great plan. I wonder how long this is going to be. I don't know what they mean by "limited time only". Will it only be during the launch of the console period?



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This is a great plan. I wonder how long this is going to be. I don't know what they mean by "limited time only". Will it only be during the launch of the console period?


Probably.

 

Or maybe as long as multiplats between PS4/PS3 come out.



    

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Way better than I have expected, after they did not say anything about the actual price during the conference. I don't know, maybe I'll get the use of it. I wonder how long will it last, though.



So it is happening...PS4 preorder.

Greatness Awaits!

Wait, so does this also mean:

1.) Buy game on PS3 for $60.
2.) Get PS4 version for $10.
3.) Sell PS3 copy for $40.
5.) Profit

?



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Yeah I think the most I would pay is 10$.