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Submitted by mynameisblair 803d ago | news

How to upgrade select PS3 games to PS4 version

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 29th November. (PS3, PS4, Sony)

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gaelic_laoch  +   803d ago
I think I can wait a week or two to pick up the PS4 version! I know I am a compulsive buyer and OCD but I am not that thick!
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Tsar4ever  +   803d ago
What I don't understand is WHY do you still need the PS3 BF4 disc to actually play the digi version. I get how everything else works. And besides that, What about how to get a entitlement voucher for all those prefer the HARD copy version of BF4?
HeyImBen11  +   803d ago
So you can't just sell the disc.
KingKevo  +   803d ago
Or the code for the discounted version if you do not intend to buy a PS4.

It makes sense from a business perspective, because if they wouldn't do that people could either get the current gen version for a few bucks or the PS4 version for a few bucks of a product that would still be full price at that point.
UltimateMaster  +   803d ago
Why not just wait a few weeks.

Seriously, there's going to be plenty of those games laying around.

Just go with the PS4 version from the start.
UltimateMaster  +   803d ago
Granted, this is better than what the Xbox One promotion offers.

Xbox One forces you to trade in your copy of your 360 game back to Gamestop and they give you the new version of Xbox One for 10$ more.

Whereas with PS3 and PS4, you get to keep both versions. Twice the fun.

PS version promotions also last longer to redeem them.
TAURUS-555  +   802d ago
thanks sony youre the best ¡¡¡
Majin-vegeta  +   803d ago
I would buy BF4 on current gen and upgrade later but since it's a digital copy .No thanks.Physical>Digital when possible.
kazuma999  +   803d ago
Damn streight.
alexkoepp  +   803d ago
Na, digital provides much better benefits than the limitations of physical media
SonyNGP  +   803d ago
So how about that digital copy of GTA V eh?
Regis  +   803d ago
Oh burn!!!
alexkoepp  +   803d ago
For example, I go out and buy a record (yes they still make them). I can go play that record on my record player, or anyone elses. If I buy the MP3, I can play it on my computer, in my car, my iPod, my phone, my blu-ray player, my smart tv, my xbox, my playstation, my laptop, and anywhere there is an internet connection I can access it. Digital provides awesome benefits that physical media just cant.
TheEvilWithin  +   803d ago
OR you can upload your CD to the computer and put the content on anything you like... In the end you still own the original copy and you can choose to do with it what you will.
Wintersun616  +   803d ago

You can do that all if you just rip the record to your PC. Also you can't compare digital distribution of music and games like apples and apples. Can you download a PS3 game and play it on any other devices? Nope.
sentury111  +   803d ago
Regarding music, if you buy the Cd on amazon they provide you with the digital copy for free. So buy there and get both versions.
Th4Freak  +   803d ago
Kinda, for those who want to use Remote Play, digital is the way to go because they won't have to switch discs.
WeAreLegion  +   803d ago
The digital copy of GTA V is nice. My brother downloaded a copy from my account, too. So, we both only paid $30. ;)
alexkoepp  +   803d ago
ripping the CD made it digital... so all the benefits from there are the benefits of a digital copy...


No, but you can access that game from any PS3 and you have to take nothing with you but your account info, much better than having to account for an outdated disc delivery system, IMO - I can't imagine having discs for my STEAM library and having to find the disc to play a game... ugh... going all digital this next gen... the days of disc swapping are finally going to be over
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FunAndGun  +   803d ago
You still need the PS3 disc if you are upgrading the games to PS4. Therefore you will still have to switch discs to play the digital game.

For these upgradeable options at least.
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   803d ago
And when internet goes off or where you're going to have no access, what you do?
GABRIEL1030  +   803d ago
Me too..
InTheZoneAC  +   803d ago
if you have multiple consoles in the house you can put the game you purchased once on them all

and I prefer all my games on the HDD anyway
alexkoepp  +   803d ago
I hope the cross-gen game stuff only happens with these launch titles, I'd rather see developers pouring all their resources into next gen titles, this generation has gone on far to long as is, lets usher in the new generation
Mr Logic  +   803d ago
Sorry, not happening. I'm not disagreeing with you, but I don't see it that way. Unfortunately it all comes down to $$$ not games. Publishers are not going to want to pass up 160mill consoles (ps3 & 360). Not to mention you have things like the Wii U which is more or less on par with the last gen so ports will be happening. Plus at $400 and $500 vs the new $200 ps3 for example and prices will continue to fall. Down the road people will have to decide between a blu-ray player or something like a Roku vs a PS3 for relatively the same price +games+netflix/hulu/vudu+hdd+3 d+etc.

This generation will take a while to die mark my words. I just hope they don't hold back the next gen.

This is the main reason I'm holding out on the next gen. Not enough value. The ONLY reason IMO to buy either console is for the exclusives and frankly neither really has them.
Deadpoolio  +   803d ago
The 360 will be killed off the minute the One80 comes out. It's the same thing they did with the Original Xbox the minute the 360 came out. You might see a couple of multiplats here and there but that will be about it....Sony however seems to support their old machine for quite sometime even after they release a new one
jjb1981  +   803d ago
So somebody could gamefly it and get the ps4 version for free?
Lovable  +   803d ago
DAYUM! Looking for loopholes already! Gamers FTW!
Marceles  +   803d ago
No since a code comes with the disc based version. I'm sure Gamefly will keep them for themselves
IRetrouk  +   803d ago
I think you have to use the disk each time you want to play the game, eventually u have to send the disk back.
aquamala  +   803d ago
"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"
admiralvic  +   803d ago
"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!"

So basically it works like Dead Space 2 LE / Killzone Trilogy / etc, which isn't exactly that amazing.

It's basically a program where you pay up to $70 dollars to have both versions of the game, but at the cost of 10+ gb download (3 was 13 gb I believe, so at least that) and none of the added benefits of owning a digital version of the game.
zpoc  +   803d ago
damn, that's disappointing. i was hoping to buy the ps3 version, keep the code and sell the disc. guess i'll just wait and buy the ps4 version after all.
Gamesgbkiller  +   803d ago
I think I may buy BF4 on PS3.

Because there is no date when the PS4 comes out in my country.
Sevir  +   803d ago
As good as that is I don't believe in buying the same game twice! So I'll buy the next gen version of said game with my PS4 and just be done with it!
admiralvic  +   803d ago
While I can respect what they're trying to do... this isn't for me. I much rather outright own BF 4 for the PS4 than have it for both versions (I'll probably never play it on my PS3 once I get the 4) with some heavy limitations.
FunAndGun  +   803d ago
yeah, and you can only transfer your profile (stats/unlocks) one time. So once you go BF4 on PS4, there is no going back to PS3 least for multiplayer and your profile.
azshorty2003  +   803d ago
I really don't see the point of this. Those games come out maybe a week or two apart from current gen vs next gen.

Now this something that I think would be amazing if GTAV ever came to next gen.
FunAndGun  +   803d ago
basically you are paying $10 to play an inferior version of the game a few weeks early. And to have a digital version of the game on your PS4 hard drive but still needing to change discs.

doesn't sound very enticing.
MrBeatdown  +   803d ago
It's not for everyone, but $10 extra could be worth it for some people.

For example, if my friends are still playing the PS3 version, I can play with them on my PS3, yet still have access to the PS4 version when I want it.
LOOK_AT_THIS_I  +   803d ago
Be ause there are still a lot of people not upgrading yet to the ps4. I've got a huge backlog of games I havent pulled from the plastic yet but am going to pick up a ps4 on release day. Several buddies have no reason to leave the ps3 yet so this works out good for them. They are planning on running with the ps3 for another year or two waiting for a price drop or a redesign.

This works good for those on the fence or with backlogs now they can still enjoy some of the new games coming out. Keep the ps3 and disc and when they upgrade to the ps4 they can enjoy the upgraded edition of the games without having to spend too much money. (I called this a while back, just figured it would be used to allow ps3 games to be authenticated to play on the ps4 you just had to have the disc, which may still be unveiled)
martinezjesus1993  +   803d ago
This sounds like an amazing deal, however the only game I would be interested in doing the upgrade would be Fifa 14, considering it comes out next week compared to all the other ones that come out a couple of weeks before the ps4 release..

Another thing, if I do end up getting thr ps3 version of one of these games, for example battlefield 4, will I still be able to play the ps3 version after I have the ps4 version?? I want to know if I would be able to lend a game to a friend who won't get a ps4 anytime soon, and have him play it on his ps3
FunAndGun  +   803d ago
The PS3 version of BF4 will always work in any PS3.

If you do the upgrade however, you will always need that PS3 disc in your PS4 if you want to play BF4.

They don't want you giving that disc to a friend or selling it.
martinezjesus1993  +   803d ago
Thankyou very much.. Yea I understand the keeping the disc part, I was just wondering if they would like disable it or something after the ps4 version is unlocked.. My friend is a huge battlefield fan however with his current financial situation he wont be able to get the ps4 or BF4, I want to be able to go to his house and take the game with me or something instead of having to take the ps4 back and forth from my house to his
zpoc  +   803d ago
wait, if you use the digital code to download the ps4 version of the game, do you have to put the ps3 disc in the ps4 every time in order to play it?!
FunAndGun  +   803d ago
100% yes!

PSnation4  +   803d ago
"You will need to keep the PS3 disc inserted into your PS4 system in order to play the PS4 digital version of the game. If you eject the PS3 disc from your PS4 system, the game will stop playing."

-_- no thanks
Mr_InterNational  +   803d ago
I plan on buying/preordering the COD GHOST thru psn store digital day 1 n have no worries about switching disk from ps3 to ps4 to play game
Sikct9a  +   803d ago
I bought Diablo 3, I'm hoping for an upgrade deal as well.
Lucreto  +   803d ago
It is a good sign for the Gaikai service. They are using the PS3 disc to varify the game so on the PS4 they can charge less for streaming.
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feraldrgn  +   803d ago
Speaking of upgrading games, I really hope we get next gen versions of GTA5 & Dark Souls 2.
abusador  +   802d ago
Yes Ds2 would be a godsend on ps4 with higher res. and frame rate!!! And Deep Down is coming too so id be in heaven!!!! slaying all those demons, dragons, knights, etc....
americanGTA  +   803d ago
KontryBoy706  +   802d ago
I sure wish there was a GTA 5 version with upgrade

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