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PlayStation 3 to PlayStation 4 Game Upgrade Fee to be Decided by Publishers

Posted on August 22, 2013 AT 08:55am


The price of a PlayStation 3 game to PlayStation 4 upgrade will be decided by the publisher, according to Sony.

The platform holder announced the upgrade offer at Gamescom earlier this week. Players will be able to upgrade the PlayStation 3 version of a game to the next-gen version for a small premium. ”The publisher gets to define that, actually,” Sony UK managing director Fergal Gara told Digital Spy when asked about the offer. ”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.

“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.

“Time window and price window has yet to be defined. Time window is probably more business policy for PlayStation, perhaps, but the premium will be defined by the publisher.”

Activision has confirmed that the cost of upgrading Call of Duty: Ghosts will be $10. Games from Warner Bros., EA, and Ubisoft will also be included in the offer.

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