As announced during PlayStation’s Gamescom press conference, there will be a simple way to upgrade to the PS4 digital version of four select games, for a low discounted price, when you buy the PS3 version of those games. Here are the full specifics so you’re set for November 15th.
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Watch_Dogs, and Battlefield 4 are the supported titles for this program. When you buy the Blu-ray Disc or digital version of these select PS3 games, for a limited time, you will receive an entitlement to download a PS4 digital copy of the same game from PlayStation Store when it becomes available, at the discounted price of $9.99.
Gamers who purchase a PS3 Blu-ray Disc of these four games will find a code packed into the PS3 version that they can redeem on PlayStation Store. To play the PS4 version of the game when it becomes available, you’ll need to insert the original PS3 disc in your PS4 to activate and play the PS4 version, so hang onto that PS3 disc!
Gamers who purchase the digital version of any of these four games will not need to redeem a code to receive their PS4 versions. When your PS4 arrives, just look for the PS4 version of the game on PlayStation Store – it will appear on PlayStation Store on your PS4 for the discounted price of $9.99. Just purchase it and start playing!
For those of you who purchase the PS3 disc version of the games, you do not need a PS4 system to redeem your code, so feel free to redeem it as soon as you pick up your PS3 copy — you can download your digital copy later when your PS4 arrives.
But don’t wait: This program lasts for a limited time. You’ll need to redeem your code and make the purchase before January 31st, 2014 (for Assassin’s Creed IV and Watch_Dogs), March 28th (for Battlefield 4), or March 31st (for Call of Duty: Ghosts) in order to participate.
Disc-Based Step by Step Overview:
Step 1: Disc Only:
- Step 1: Open an account on the PlayStation®Network (or log in to PlayStation®Network using your existing PlayStation®Network ID account).
- Step 2: Select the PlayStation®Store icon on the PS3™ system home screen.
- Step 3: On PlayStation®Store, select ‘Redeem Codes’ at the bottom of the menu.
- Step 4: Enter the voucher code (“Code”) exactly as it appears on the voucher.
- Step 5: Once the Code has been entered correctly, select ‘Continue’ on the dialog box.
- Step 6: Select ‘Confirm’ to accept the Terms of Service.
- Step 7: Select ‘Continue’ to complete Code redemption.
- Step 8: The Code redemption is now complete. The Code cannot be used again or associated with a different SEN account. Once you have your PS4™ system, you can proceed with the next step.
Step 2: TO DOWNLOAD PS4™ VERSION OF GAME:
- Step 1: On your PS4™ system, register the PS4™ system with the SEN account through which you redeemed the Code.
- Step 2: Select the PlayStation®Store icon on the PS4™ system home screen.
- Step 3: Search for the name of the game on PlayStation®Store and select ‘Purchase’ to download digital version of the same game to your PS4™ system hard drive. The discounted price will be deducted from your network wallet according to the Terms of Service and User Agreement.
- Step 4: Insert the PS3™ game disc into your PS4™ system**.
**PS3™ game disc required to play digital version of the game on your PS4™ system.
See Promotion Restrictions for Each Game.
Digital-Based Step by Step Overview:
- Step 1: Buy or pre-order* the PS3™ digital version of the game from PlayStation®Store or Sony Entertainment Network Store.
- Step 2: In PlayStation®Store or Sony Entertainment Network Store, find the PS4™ digital version of the game as soon as it becomes available. The special price will be available for accounts who purchased the PS3™ Digital version of the game from the PlayStation®Store.
- Step 3: Buy or pre-order** the PS4™ digital version of the game at the special offer price. See Promotion Restrictions for Each Game.
*PS3™ games are available for purchase, and select PS3™ games are available for pre-order, from PlayStation®Store on your PS3™ system and Sony Entertainment Network Store on the internet.
**Select PS4™ games will be available for pre-order from PlayStation®Store on your PS3™ system and Sony Entertainment Network Store on the internet prior to the release of the PS4™ system. PS4™ games will be available for purchase from PlayStation®Store on your PS4™ system and Sony Entertainment Network Store on the internet after the release of the PS4™ system.