Call of Duty: Ghosts
Activision details next-gen upgrade system for Call of Duty: Ghosts
The world of gaming has changed in just about every way since the launch of the current-generation systems. Take a look at the systems Activision is putting in place for Call of Duty: Ghosts, and imagine what this sort of thing would have looked like on the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360.
You'll be able to upgrade into the next-gen version of the game for $9.99 as a trade-in at GameStop, or pay $69.99 once at certain retailers to get a version for Xbox 360 that you can later also redeem on the Xbox One. The game is tied to your online account, so you won't be getting two copies of the game, think of it as being one copy that just seamlessly follows you when you upgrade into the new hardware.
The official page has all the details for how this will work across all the different retailers and on both systems, and it's clear that Activision is dedicated to making the upgrade experience as easy as possible. Why not? They want to keep you playing and buying new content.
This is a new world for console launches, and we're likely going to see other big franchises offering similar deals, but for now... yeah. This is neat, in an interesting way. Is anyone out there interested in using this?