Bungie Offers Destiny Digital Upgrade For Last Gen Consoles To Next-Gen, Free

It is launch week for Bungie’s highly anticipated FPS title Destiny. There have been many videos showcasing the game; especially the exclusive content consumers will receive if they purchase the game on PlayStation. While the videos have exclusively promoted Destiny on Sony’s PlayStation consoles, it hasn’t stopped Microsoft from reminding everyone that it is also available on the Xbox consoles as well. Now there is a new deal, for those who purchase the digital version of Destiny on Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 of the game will receive a free, digital copy of the game for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

According to the FAQs page, the promotion works within each console family. So if you purchase Destiny for Xbox 360, then you will get a digital version of the game for Xbox One. Not only does the promotion include the digital base game, but the digital guardian edition and the expansion pass as well.

Last-gen owners will have until January 15, 2015 to redeem their free, next-gen digital copy. However, in order to redeem the free version, gamers will need to use the same Xbox Live or PlayStation Network account that was used to purchase the last-gen copy of the game. Bungie also revealed that players’ Guardians, progress, stats, and geared are shared within a console family so that those who play on last-gen consoles will be able to continue playing with their same characters when they upgrade to next-gen consoles.

Destiny is set to launch September 9 for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4 platforms. 

Will you be buying Destiny and is this a good deal for last-gen console players?