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Upgrading PS3 games to PS4 version, supported games list

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on 19 September 2013

Early adopters of the following titles shouldn't be afraid to get them for PlayStation 3: when the times comes, the PlayStation 4 version can be obtained at a nominal fee after buying the PS3 version.

Consumers who buy physical version of the supported games will find a code included in the game case, and, at the cost of $9.99, gamers can upgrade their games from the PS3 version to a PS4 version via PSN download. The only catch, apart from the upgrade fee, is that the PS3 game disc will be necessary to activate the PS4 version once the PS4 launches. The official article on the PlayStation Blog dictates that the PS3 disc is to be inserted into the PS4 in order to activate and play the PS4 version, which means that consumers cannot sell the PS3 versions of their games after upgrading.

Digital consumers--those who will purchase these titles on the PlayStation Network--will not need to redeem any codes. Instead, early digital adopters of the supported games will automatically have the PS4 versio appear in PSN at the price of $9.99.

Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty: Ghost will also transfer multiplayer stats across both versions, so online aficionados will not have to start over in their online experience once they switch consoles; also, these only work with same company brandings, which means that an Xbox 360 version of Black Flag will not work to get the PS4 version.

The four supported upgradeable games are:

-Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (Jan. 31, 2014)

-Call of Duty: Ghost (March 31, 2014)

-Watch Dogs (Jan. 31, 2014)

-Battlefield 4 (March 28, 2014)

Behind each title is the final date that the cheaper upgraded version offer will be available, so gamers won't have to shell out their cash too quickly, but they must be mindful that this offer won't last forever.