Sony has unveiled a program that will allow players to upgrade certain PS3 titles to their PS4 at a significantly” discounted price.
Digital Spy reports on President Andrew House detailing the program during Sony’s Gamescom keynote, explaining that the cost of the transfer will ultimately be up to the publisher of the game in question.
"What will happen is, the PS4 digital file will be made available on the PlayStation Store – as it would be anyway – at launch, and the PS3 discs will be sold through retail,” House said.
What the consumer can then do, for a premium to be defined by the publisher, is access the PS4 digital game and then provided they still have the PS3 disc, they will be able to play the PS4 version when they decide to buy the next gen."
Call of Duty: Ghosts, Battlefield 4, Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag and Watch Dogs are the first batch of games eligible for the promo.
GameStop and Amazon will offer upgrade options for Xbox 360 to Xbox One games, but haven’t announced anything about upgrading PS3 titles to PS4 upgrades. Microsoft is also offering a similar ‘Season Pass Guarantee’ rollover program to use specific Xbox 360 DLC on Xbox One.