You Won’t Have To Double Purchase Season Passes On The Xbox One
Leaving some of the more negative news about the Xbox One today behind us, Microsoft has announced that customers who happen to purchase Season Passes for the Xbox 360 will not have to pay twice and buy the pass again for the same game on the Xbox One, with the pass seamlessly making the transition onto the next-gen console.
The system is simple enough. The DLC or Season Pass purchased will be linked to your Gamertag and therefore make the transition to the Xbox One via your Gamertag, allowing you to re-download the DLC free of charge. Of course, this would imply that you have bought the same game for two different generations of consoles, at which point you should be questioning what you’re doing with your money.
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Then again, with all these cross-generation title coming out at the end of the year, it might be a viable system for the first year or so of the next-gen console life cycle.
Publishers that are already on-board with this program include Activision, EA, Ubisoft and more, promising that titles released this year and next year will utilise this program. EA have also confirmed that Battlefield 4 will implement this system on the PS3 and PS4 as well, but Sony is yet to announce an official program to support all games that will be cross generational.
Will this help ease people into next-gen gaming or is it a way to ensure that DLC sales don’t die as soon as the PS4 and Xbox One drop? In my opinion, it’s a bit of both, as publishers wouldn’t really want to lose out on DLC sales simply because consumers are afraid they’ll lose their content after making the jump. It’s a simple and rather beneficially system, especially for games with worthwhile season passes.