With the release of Madden NFL 25 today, the latest entry in EA Sports' football series becomes the first game eligible for the Xbox One upgrade program being offered by certain retailers.
As previously announced, the upgrade program allows gamers to buy certain Xbox 360 games now and then get the Xbox One version later this year for only $10 by trading in the 360 version.
Both Amazon and GameStop are participating, although you'll need to be a PowerUp Rewards member in order to take advantage of the deal at GameStop. Along with Madden 25, GameStop's deal also includes Call of Duty: Ghosts, FIFA 14, Battlefield 4, and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. Amazon's offer includes all of those games in addition to NBA 2K14, Watch Dogs, and Need for Speed Rivals.
In the case of both Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty: Ghosts, should you decide to purchase a Season Pass on Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3, you'll be able to take that content with you onto Xbox One or PlayStation 4, respectively. This offer will also extend to other, as-of-yet unannounced, games.
While the specifics are still unknown, Sony announced at Gamescom last week that gamers who buy the PS3 versions of certain games will be able to purchase the digital versions of those games on PS4 for a "significantly discounted price."
Programs like this should, in theory, mitigate the unpleasantness of buying current-gen games for those planning on buying a next-gen console later this year.
Do efforts like this make you any more interested in upgrading to a next-gen console this year or any more comfortable buying current-gen games? Let us know how these upgrade programs affect your buying habits in the comments.
Source : ign[dot]com