Buy Destiny Digital PS3 Version, Get Destiny Digital PS4 Version Free

September 5, 2014 Written by Jason Dunning

Destiny Logo

In a move that’s sure to have some people attempting to cancel their PlayStation 4 pre-order of the game, Bungie and Activision have announced that anyone who buys the digital PlayStation 3 version of Destiny before January 15, 2015 will receive the digital PS4 version free, with the deal also extending to the Digital Guardian Edition and Expansion Pass.

Bungie knew you’d have questions about this whole process, so they offered up this FAQ:

Q. When I buy/redeem the Destiny Digital Base Game, Digital Guardian Edition, or Expansion Pass for PlayStation 3, how do I get the free PlayStation 4 version?

A: When you buy/redeem the Destiny Digital Base Game, Digital Guardian Edition, or Expansion Pass on or before January 15th, 2015, you can download the PlayStation 4 version from the PlayStation Store for free by doing the following:

  • Log into your PlayStation 4 using the same Sony Entertainment Network Account (PSN ID) used to buy/redeem the Destiny digital content on PlayStation 3.
  • Navigate to the Destiny content page or search for the corresponding item you purchased previously on PlayStation 3.
  • Add the item to your cart and complete the transaction.
  • Wait for the download to complete.

Note: Expansion Pass content (which includes Expansions I and II) will only be available for full download once released.

Q. When I download the free PlayStation 4 version(s), will I still be able to play it on PlayStation 3?

A: Yes. Your Sony Entertainment Network Account (PSN ID) will retain licenses for both consoles.

Q. When I buy the Destiny Limited Edition or Destiny Ghost Edition on PlayStation 3, how do I get the free PlayStation 4 version of the Expansion Pass?

  • Log into your PlayStation 3 and redeem the voucher for the Destiny Expansion Pass in the PlayStation Store on or before January 15, 2015.
  • Log into your PlayStation 4 any time after using the same Sony Entertainment Network Account (PSN ID) used to redeem the Destiny Expansion Pass on PlayStation 3.
  • Navigate to the Expansion Pass within the Destiny content page in the PlayStation Store.
  • Add the item to your cart and complete the transaction and wait for the download to complete.
  • Wait for the download to complete.

Note 1: Expansion Pass content (which includes Expansions I and II) will only be available for full download once released.

Note 2: A physical or digital PlayStation 4 version of the Destiny game will be required to play this content on PlayStation 4, sold separately

As well, Bungie answered the question of whether or not your Guardians, progress, stats, and gears carry over when you download and play the PS4 version:

Yes. Whether you participate in this program or not, your Guardians, progress, stats, and gear are shared within a console family (PlayStation 3<->PlayStation 4) and will be waiting for you when you transition to next-gen.

For Xbox owners, there is also the same upgrade from Xbox 360 to Xbox One.

What do you think of this offer?

[Source: Destiny the Game]