- Watch Dogs: Legion has a strange next-gen pricing model.
- Next-gen buyers pay a premium, while current players get a lower price and a free upgrade.
- Is this setting a precedent for the cross over into next-gen?
But the PlayStation 4 version is $50 with a free upgrade to next-gen. Why? Probably because this is a digital upgrade.
Watch Dogs: Legion on PlayStation 5
We already knew Legion buyers would see a free upgrade to next-gen on PlayStation 5. We can assume the same with Xbox Smart Delivery.
But a PlayStation 4 title launching for $10 cheaper than usual? With the free next-gen upgrade as an incentive? Now that’s looking good for the customer. That does mean the player must sacrifice owning a PlayStation 5 disc, however.
In the majorly digital era we’re entering, is this a bad idea? Not at all.
If anything, players might not be ready for a PlayStation 5 right away, even if Sony thinks otherwise. This could be a way for Ubisoft to ensure Watch Dogs sales should gamers stick with the PlayStation 4.
Those who upgrade will pay a premium, seemingly.
What This Means for Next-Gen
Could this set a precedent for other games as we branch into the next generation? Most likely.
In fact, having a PlayStation 5 library ahead of time could entice players to upgrade over time. Imagine those who stay behind for the next year are promised Cyberpunk 2077, Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, Watch Dogs: Legion, and more, for free, once they finally upgrade.
Video: Extended Watch Dogs: Legion Gameplay
That’s a promising offer and would certainly soften the blow of what’s sure to be a $500 console. Who doesn’t want a substantial library on their flashy new next-gen upgrade?