Earlier today we reported on Amazon’s trade in offer that will allow customers to upgrade their Xbox 360 games to Xbox One. Sony is offering a similar program. At the Gamescom conference today, the company announced that it would allow customers to upgrade their PS3 games to PS4 at a “significantly discounted” rate. Sony also finally announced the PS4 release date at the conference today. The next generation console is going to release in North America on November 15th, followed by Europe on November 29th.
The announcement was made by Andrew House, the president of SCEA. House said that Sony sees this program as a great way to “reward PS3 gamers for their loyalty when transitioning to PS4.” The program aims to make this transition “as simple and accessible” as possible. Without offering any details about the savings customers will make due to the discounted rates, he said that select PS3 games will be supported in this program. Though House did mention that Electronic Arts, Ubisoft and Warner Bros. are some of the publishers that have already signed up. Supported titles include Call of Duty: Ghosts, Watch Dogs, Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag and Battlefield 4. Additional details about the game upgrade program will be released in the near future.