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So a PS4 is in my direct future, and I'm wondering about the upgrade path on DLC. Let's take two titles as examples:

 

Alien:Isolation : Available on both platforms, and I have a big chunk of the DLC. If I transfer my PSN account directly, do I need to repurchase that DLC or not? The entire Cross Platform buy stuff is a little nebulous to me. When I purchased DLC, I didn't select any Cross Buy option, just the DLC for the PS3.

 

Destiny: Since my game info is on the Destiny Servers, I should just need to a PS4 copy, and all of my save/character info should transfer, right?

 

Also, since PSN on the PS4 is a pay system, will I get access to the High End PSN membership on PS3 when I sign up?

 

The PS3 has been a workhorse in my house, and will be sad to see it relegated to "last gen" status. But it will join my console collection proudly. (Reverse order: Wii U, PS3, Wii, PS2, PS1, 32X, Sega CD, Genesis, NES, Colecovision, plus a Inty Flashback too. Maybe I'll pick up a 2600 Flashback this Holiday too.) A new HDMI splitter /switcher will be required to keep my PS3 & Wii U hooked up though.

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So a PS4 is in my direct future, and I'm wondering about the upgrade path on DLC. Let's take two titles as examples:

 

Alien:Isolation : Available on both platforms, and I have a big chunk of the DLC. If I transfer my PSN account directly, do I need to repurchase that DLC or not? The entire Cross Platform buy stuff is a little nebulous to me. When I purchased DLC, I didn't select any Cross Buy option, just the DLC for the PS3.

 

Destiny: Since my game info is on the Destiny Servers, I should just need to a PS4 copy, and all of my save/character info should transfer, right?

 

 

 

Alien - No I don't think Alien was a cross buy title...why would Sega do that? :P

Unless it says its cross buy in the description when you buy the game, it won't be. So you need to rebuy that stuff. You don't have to select anything for crossbuy, it either is or isn't as determined by the publisher (in this case Sega).

 

Destiny - Yes, your character will be there for you to resume on PS4. If you bought the game digitally on PS3 you should have gotten a copy of it for PS4 as it was a cross buy title (if I recall).

 

As Waggie mentioned....PSN membership is valid on all platforms (Vita\PS3\PS4).

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Do keep your PS3 though. Used games are plentiful and relatively inexpensive these days.

 

PS 4... There is all of this talk of Sony working on emulation for PS2 titles. Whether you can just pop in the disc and it plays is up in the air. Could be an MS solution where it is added to your HD from the disc and recompiled. Or it will just be purchases via PSN. If the latter is the case, they better be cross buy. I do not want to pay for those games again.

 

PS3 emulation... highly doubt it. They have their PS Now service for that, plus I have been told/read that it would be too technically difficult (I don't understand the details so I just take people word at it).

 

Enjoy your PS4 when you get it. I am glad I went with it first.

 

(Lots of edits if you read this... what I originally typed made little sense.... :) )

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Do keep your PS3 though. Used games are plentiful and relatively inexpensive these days.

 

PS 4... There is all of this talk of Sony working on emulation for PS2 titles. Whether you can just pop in the disc and it plays is up in the air. Could be an MS solution where it is added to your HD from the disc and recompiled. Or it will just be purchases via PSN. If the latter is the case, they better be cross buy. I do not want to pay for those games again.

 

PS3 emulation... highly doubt it. They have their PS Now service for that, plus I have been told/read that it would be too technically difficult (I don't understand the details so I just take people word at it).

 

Enjoy your PS4 when you get it. I am glad I went with it first.

 

(Lots of edits if you read this... what I originally typed made little sense.... :) )

Emulation headaches on the PS3 have to do with the nature of the cell processor that is under the hood. At least from what I understand.

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