Destiny: For a limited time, when you buy last-gen digital Destiny content, get the next-gen digital version for FREE.
Nice promotion, but I am a little disappointed it seems to only be backwards going forward, instead of both ways. I only say I am disappointed, as this makes the last-gen version the obvious version to buy (something most people wouldn't have thought that), when it really shouldn't make a difference.
Maybe it's for the people who haven't bought a PS4 or an Xbox One, that way they keep theirs stats when they upgrade.
this is something they JUST NOW decide to promote???? i dont have either next gen system yet but if i was to buy destiny....now i dont know which to get. PS3 or 360??? Whichever one i did get would have some influence in my purchase of the next gen system to accompany. What a strange time to do such a promotion, 4 days from launch.
Honestly this is really amazing, I haven't brought Destiny yet and I own a ps3 and ps4. I was just going to get it for the PS4, but now I think I will buy it for the ps3. This excites me because it is the ultimate crossbuy, this is going to greatly increase their userbase. Very smart move and it actually gets me pumped up for the game a little bit more. For them to go this far really speaks to how dedicated they are to supporting the game.
Does this work if you buy it from the PSN/XBL stores or do you have to buy it from them/this site?
What I want to know is will this work for people in reverse. Basically, what if you have already pre-ordered the XBO or PS4 versions and for some stupid reason would like to have cross-buy to your older platform? Full cross-buy both ways would be nice, especially since I had the Digital Guardian PS4 version preordered a week before they even announced this. If not I'm not totally bummed as I'd be playing it on my PS4 99% of the time. It would be nice to have for both though as I could have the PS3 connected to another TV and still play if the PS4 was being used for something else or vice-versa.
I've got friends without a PS4 still. I can see how this could benefit a player with different (per system) sets of friends....or will they include cross play eventually?
This is great, I still have friends that are only on PS3, I don't really see myself playing it much on PS3 though. It's a great promotion, never expected them to make it cross-buy/free limited time upgrade for the digital version. I really like physical disc though. This just became a tough decision. Why the hell did they wait so long to announce this?
£5 less for guardian or normal version on psn too.
good observation. Too bad i already have my pre-order of Destiny on PS4. I live in NA and it's damn near impossible getting a refund for digital content. I was going to cancel the Destiny regular edition to get the PS4 Destiny "ultra" edition that would save me $5 on the season pass and award me with all the collector edition stuff but I'm afraid Sony wouldn't let me.
@ifistbrowni yes you can. Call Sony up and they'll cancel it. Trust me. I had 2 friends do it and it's an actual option they allow. Hell, this is what seemed to cause a PSN error a couple weeks ago after cancelling a pre-order. So clearly it's something done occasionally. Just do it man. Save money!
@IceKoldKilla, you just gotta provide a decent reason. I preordered the Season Pass by accident, when I realized I did, I called sony and let them know that I was instead going to buy the digital guardian edition of destiny from the store, and they refunded me the $34 the season pas for destiny cost... took all of 20 minutes :)
It seems like they were not kidding then teased days ago that a big announcement was coming. If you buy the last gen, then, it is a full cross buy then?
For a limited time.
I had planned to buy it digitally anyways so I could download it on both my xbox ones and play with the wife and kids. But this is even better, I've got 3 360s (one in my bedroom so I could play games up there when my wife would go to bed, she goes to bed early). I can DL and play on x1 and the 360 upstairs. The kids can play with their friends that haven't upgraded yet too
i thought it was? it says this on the FAQ: Q. When I download the free Destiny Digital Base Game for Xbox One, will I still be able to play it on Xbox 360? Yes. Your Microsoft Account (Xbox Live Account) will retain licenses for both consoles. So unless i'm reading this wrong (which is possible english isn't my native laguage)i think it goes both ways
I say we write a petition against Bungie because I would like to play with my last gen friends over the PS3 and this is really fucked up because I bought the game on PS4.
Aren't the previous gen versions $10 cheaper?
dang and cod ghosts bf4 made you pay 10 dollars
And we fell for it. Smh
So, I could just buy the last gen version, download it for X1 or Ps4..and just sell the current gen version?
you cant sell digital content. so when you buy it it is tied to your account
It must be digital. Like the 20 other responses before mine said.
has to be digital copies
Well its a digital version so you can't really sell it. Unless of course you specifically ask for payment outside of PSN/XBL to a PSN/XBL account holder and give them the code for it. then yeah you could sell it :p
No, it only works for digital purchase.
It's the digital copy
Gotta be a digital copy.
You need to use the same account and as others have mentioned this applies to the digital purchase only. This is a great way to get people to buy digitally and also to push them to buy new hardware without having to buy twice. Should be done for all cross gen games.
that is really dumb it doesnt work for physical, but i can understand why
Three letters. DRM. Inspite of its negative image, this is one of those things where it shows its positive uses.
you can still let someone else play it on Ps3 while you enjoy it on PS4 (Or on XBOX systems).
im buying it physically on 360
It could work physically. Those who bought Assassin's Creed IV were able to download the PS4 version for $10, but you had to use your PS3 disc inside the PS4 to launch the game. So Destiny could've done the same thing.
I think the deal makes sense given the cut off period for the promotion. Most people will be buying next-gen this Christmas and into early January!
So now... I will get Destiny on my last gen system to play with friends who haven't jumped.. and then download on next gen for free. love it!
I planned in buying both. I'm screwed because I already paid for the ps4 digital copy.
Hell yea!! Now my bro could play it on his ps3 without us having to buy 2 copies!
unfortunately, ps3 players can't play with ps4 players in the same game though. at least that's definitely the case with the crucible. you can both play and develop your characters and stuff, but you can't technically play 'together' but you can set up a second ps4 and sign in with the owner's account and download a second copy there. people don't know this, but downloads sort of let you share it across 2 machines like this.
So much hype for this game.Watchdogs 2.I wanna see the game after one month.
Difference is, the public have gotten their hands on with this game and most people absolutely loved it, including me that was a bit iffy and thought it was overhyped.
hype created by the people who played the alpha/beta :)
so more crossbuy than free
very nice... and love seeing its cross buy both eco systems. Also cool that the offer is good until January 15, 2015. One interesting thought on this... if you were planning to make a next gen leap but hadn't yet and you buy this on your current console it will kinda encourage you to stay within your ecosystem as it only works in the same Sony or MS ecosystem.
So...if we already purchased the digital guardians edition on Xbox one? I have friends on both gens
Then i think you're SOL cause it doesn't go in reverse.
"I have friends on both gens" Then they get it for free, assuming they download destiny instead of buying a physical copy.I have freinds still on X360, that were sitting on the fence. This just made it easier for them to go with the X1. This works out well for me and my time on destiny, long term. I dont think I would play it with anybody other than the friends I have. They can level up their characters now and just drop right in with me and the rest of their friends on x1, when they pick one up. Thanks for that bungie! :)
I was thinking the same thing. I wish I had known this, I've already bought the digital version on XB1 AND PS4. I could have done 360 and PS3 and had it on all 4 consoles. That really sucks.
That is why there is no reason at all to preorder digital games! It's not like you won't be able to get it before release because it's sold out.
Anyone know if there's a code required for the disc based?
This offer is for buying it digitally online via the games systems online stores. No code..you buy online and it downloads.
I know - I'm asking about Disc based purchases. is there a code to activate the game?
I haven't heard of any kind of online activation code for the disc based games.
Great move announcing this as I'm preloading it. Whatever. Can't do anything about it now. Probably wouldn't play it on PS3 anyway.
I just got the PS4 version yesterday. Will I get the PS3 version too?
No, you have to do it the other way around.
Sony and Microsoft are allowing next gen to last gen because they want people upgrade to the next gen.
so... how do you pre order it on xbox 360? There's nothing on the xbox that pre sells it..
This is what Rockstar should be doing. They told everyone to buy GTA V - There's not going to be a next-gen version. I'm sure a decent percentage of people would have waited to buy it for next-gen had they known. This would have also changed initial sales figures.
well this is bullshit why not just make it buy any digital version and get both free...i already preorderd on xbone this is bullshit
Why did you preorder a digital game? You can pre order it one day before launch. Digital games won't be sold out.
Maybe they wanted to preload the game before that, didn't want to forget or something else. I don't see whats the point of questioning when someone decided to preorder something, especially when I think MANY would agree this is a bit of a late announcement and probably would have aided some people considering last-gen special editions.
Why does anyone pre order at all? I have never been in a situation where I can't get a game I want on day one...
if your from Canada like me, this is almost to good to be true. Ps4 games are 69$ before tax in Canada, the ps3 are 59$ before tax if you buy the ps3 version then upgrade to ps4 you save ten dollars.
Wtf! I have been supporting digital games since day one on next gen consoles and have got nothing extra for it. Fvck a 360 and ps3 what do I get for buying the next gen version digital? I'm not going to keep supporting dd unless shit changes like getting a discount or exclusive conten and not just some bs content either... Step you game up or I'll just go back to discs..
learned a while ago to never pre order digital games until the day or 2 before its released, just so you dont forget if you want the pre order bonus and pre load, because ps store will do a deal for spend 50 dollars and get 10 dollars back a lot. I think I may wait for that for this game too last year they did it a week after gta v came out. and with this game for the 90 dollar version thatd be almost 10 dollars back.
Makes no difference to me... I don't have a PS3 anymore, I sold mine yesterday, AND I already have the digital PS4 Guardian Edition purchased and preloaded. Ive left the last generation alone
There just now telling us about this? I would of bought it on 360 and then got the Xbone version for free......