One of the few interesting things to emerge from yesterday’s Call of Duty hoopla, at least to those who could care less about militaristic first person shooters, was the concept of a season pass for a game on one platform transferring to another.
As it turns out, it’s going to be somewhat of a thing, courtesy of Microsoft’s just unveiled Season Pass Guarantee.
Basically, if you purchase a season pass for a Xbox 360 game from a participating publisher, it will then automatically transfer towards the Xbox One equivalent when the customer chooses to makes the upgrade.
According to the announcement, many big publishers have already signed on, including Activision, Electronic Arts and Ubisoft.
The other day we mentioned how GameStop was offering a deal in which, if you purchase certain 360 games, they can be traded in for the One versions for just ten bucks. The one thing it didn’t address was the “hidden cost” of DLC, like season passes, so thanks to the program, that’s one less headache you’ll have to worry about.
Since it’s been a little less than 24 hours since MS made the big reveal, we have just a few hours until Sony comes up with something similar, since they’ve been engaging in the game of one-upmanship for months now. No doubt they will offer something comparable, along with coupon for free ice cream or something.