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EA Confirms Free PS5 And Xbox Series X Game Upgrades

For PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X Compatibility

Taken from Gamespot … A new generation of consoles is coming this holiday with the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. One of the largest game publishers in the business has now spoken about delivering free upgrades of its games for the new machines to help consumers through the transition.

EA CFO Blake Jorgensen said during EA’s earnings briefing that at least some of the company’s titles will be available on PS5 and Xbox Series X through upgrades that won’t cost extra. Jorgensen shared this information in remarks about the revenue that EA is expecting during the fiscal year.

“Note that this year the phasing includes the effect of revenue recognition from the games we are launching for the current generation of consoles that can also be upgraded for free for the next generation,” he said (emphasis added). “We’ve made a preliminary estimate of that impact in the phasing. But it should be noted that this will not affect net bookings for the full year, nor cash flow, just the timing of recognition.”

It’s worth noting here that Jorgensen shared this detail in his official prepared remarks as opposed to in response to a question where he might have gotten his words mixed up. We’ve followed up with EA in an attempt to get more details on this free upgrade program.

All Xbox One games, and the “overwhelming majority” of PS4 titles, will be supported on Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 automatically due to the backwards compatible nature of the next-gen consoles. So it’s possible Jorgensen is merely referring to how current-generation titles will play on next-generation machines without users having to pay twice.

Source: Gamespot




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