Introducing Season Pass Guarantee: Buy a Season Pass on Xbox 360, Get a Season Pass for the Same Game on Xbox One Free

Good news today via Xbox Wire

Fans of Season Passes now have another reason to look forward to Xbox One with the Season Pass Guarantee program.  With Season Pass Guarantee, you can purchase a Season Pass for a participating Xbox 360 title and automatically receive access to download the equivalent Xbox One Season Pass.* It’s simple.

Some of the biggest publishers, including Activision, Electronic Arts and Ubisoft, are lined up for the Season Pass Guarantee program, offering season pass content you can’t find anywhere else for blockbuster titles in 2013 and 2014. You’ll be able access exclusive season pass content on anticipated titles like “Call of Duty: Ghosts” and “Battlefield 4” on both Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Season Pass Guarantee makes transitioning from Xbox 360 to Xbox One an easier and smoother process, so you don’t have to worry about which console you’re playing games on or repurchasing your existing add-ons on Xbox One.

Stay tuned as publishers and titles participating in the Season Pass program are announced in the coming months.

*Xbox Live members must own the same game on both Xbox 360 and Xbox One in order to receive Season Pass Guarantee benefits.

 

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  • http://www.twitter.com/boobeenyc Eric Rosario

    This was a MAJOR concern for me so I’m really excited with this news.

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  • EvanTheGamer

    This is pretty awesome. Looks like Microsoft is really turning things around to make gamers happy. That’s great. Good for ’em!

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  • Jorge Garza

    Great news!!!!

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  • mightywombat

    This combined with Gamestop’s next-gen trade-in promo seems pretty great! Wasn’t expecting much from Gamestop, so they surprised me there, but combined with this, I would feel pretty confident if I could ever play a game long enough to utilize a season pass.

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  • http://www.pathofdestruction.us/forums Xtowers

    That’s pretty cool!

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  • m1nh0ca

    So… is this the moment we can say that the season passes will cost as much as a new game?

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    • Spartacus073

      They always do.

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  • mcmax3000

    I don’t see myself using it, because I’ll just wait for the Xbox One, instead of buying two copies of a game, but it’s definitely great news for those that are.

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  • DavidinCT

    Now, if we could just pick up the xbox 360 version of the game and get the xbox one version for free(even a digital download would be great), that would be awsome. I hate having to pay for the same game 2 times and I need to get the 360 version if I want to play my friends on 360 (No cross platform chat or muti-player), then when we get a Xbox 1, I need to buy the game again…

    At least I dont have to pay for the season pass again…. Still need to pay $120 to get COD:Ghosts for both systems….and that sucks…

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    • Dennis Crosby

      just trade the xbox 360 version to gamestop and only have to pay $10 or the xbox one version

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      • DavidinCT

        Ah, I checked it out, maybe I wil do that, I’ll stop by gamestop and pre-order Ghosts today….It says must be used by 12/31/2013, so it gives me a month or so with the 360 games, I hope my friends move over to the Xbox one by the end of the year…

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      • DavidinCT

        I stopped by game stop and pre-ordered Ghosts today. Figure I will use it till a few days before X-Mas then trade it in for $10, even if I don’t have a Xbox one yet.

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    • DeFFeR

      Gamestop lets you upgrade certain 360 titles to XBOne titles for only $10.

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    • StonerSmurf420

      So….. instead of paying for multiplayer 3 times we only gotta pay for it twice? Sadly this is still a dissappointment. Season passes give u what live gold is supposed to give. If anything season passes should go the way of the dinos especialy if so many ppl are supposedly moveing to digital only cuz if thats the case u cant realy argue that game makers aint makeing money due to 2nd hand shops anymore.

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      • Michael Burden

        I will never understand why people have a hate on for Season Passes, they must not know what one actually is. So you do not want the option to get all the DLC together at a lower price? That option does still exist, as you can buy any of the DLC a la carte (pick and choose) if you like, or can get it all in a bundle for a discount with a Season Pass. You are obviously confusing an Online Pass with a Season Pass – the two couldn’t be more different. Most publishers (EA was the first to do so) have or are going to discontinue the practice of requiring Online Passes for second hand titles.

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  • Dennis Crosby

    this is cool but im not getting Cod Ghost unless they say something about dedicated servers

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  • Raymon Van der Linde

    Great news! Would have loved to have used this feature for COD but I just heard that in a lot of countries in Europe (including mine) the One is delayed till 2014. A major fail for MS… You just lost a loooooooot of customers

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    • Dennis Crosby

      Yea but you guys will get a free retail fame and possible some free Xbox live

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      • Death Dealer

        Yes, but I don’t think it will be a disc but a code voucher for one of the Microsoft published games, which could range from Kinect Sports World (released by then) or games like Killer Instinct and Dead Rising 3.

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      • Morris ヅ

        not only just a choice but make it cheaper for the people thats affected by this.

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  • Mik3t

    This is good news

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  • DerpieDutch

    Make a topic about Xbox One launch markets. I dare you. I double dare you.

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    • Mik3t

      Im in the UK so am not affected but im with you

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    • Death Dealer

      Say what again?😀

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    • JuanCabrera

      Good thing they removed the region-lock from the Xbox One at least. Those affected can import it from other countries if they choose to not wait.

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      • Dylan

        True but I would assume most would rather get the competition that’s cheaper and actually available in their country without import costs.

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      • Morris ヅ

        works out cheaper to import from the US anyway

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  • MrRadiolips

    Im not going to get excited about something that should already be a given.

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  • Nas Naseer

    You F***ing idiot! ! ! I Swear to god you guys are fu’king idiots Microsoft! ! ! Netherlands 2014?!?!!?!? Are you fu’ing serieus ?!?!

    You know how many gamers we have in Netherlands compare to fu’king Germany?!?!?!!? I can’t belive this….. I never thought I would say this, but I am off to PS4 if they don’t release it in November!!

    F You Microsoft !

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  • RoadRnr

    Why is this a big deal? If it wasn’t going to be like this people would have been outraged and we would have seen Microsoft/Activision make ANOTHER 360 regarding their position with the XBone.

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    • DavidinCT

      This is huge, when I buy a COD game, I pick up the Season pass right away because I do use Multi-player a lot but, I know a lot of my friends are going to get the xbox one right away. Now that it’s been said there will be no Cross-Platform play or chat between the 360 and the X1, I will get the 360 verison for a while then upgrade to the X1 version, this saves me $50/4000ms points (not having to buy the season pass again.
      Yea, I agree, I was kind of expecting this but, I was also expecting cross platform chat and mulit-player but, was very disapointed and still am… total failure on X1…

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      • Morris ヅ

        same with the ps4 so it aint just X1 , but im sure they could add a party chat from 360 to X1 but just less quality auido if theres 360 guys in the chat

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  • http://www.point-blanc.se/ Jesper

    Microsoft is weak & idiots!
    No Xbox One in all regions 2013 is so wrong!

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    • Spartacus073

      You do realize execs from Sony have said they aren’t releasing the PS4 in Japan this year so they can compete against Microsoft.

      “But times have changed and as SCE president and CEO Andrew House recently admitted, Sony is releasing the PlayStation 4 in Western markets first due to “competitive pressures.””

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  • Nas Naseer

    How about this Microsoft, release the console (Xbox One) in November and release the update in 2014 for Netherlands?

    You guys are fu’ing dumb man! How many idiots do you have working for your company Microsoft?

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    • Death Dealer

      Quit the swearing. I’m in the same boat as you and share your pain, but if you continue, you will be removed from this blog.

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      • Nas Naseer

        Oooh I am sorry Microsoft fanboy!

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      • Morris ヅ

        i feel for you man , MS must have very good reasons for this and lets hope they explain at GDC next week

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  • seriøst

    not xbox one in Scandinavia or the Benelux in 2013. What a bunch of jerks. This is probably the countries with the highest density of xbox. ok, f… it then I will buy a PS4 instead.

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    • Nas Naseer

      Well with that said, it’s deff over for Microsoft now! They will never win this console war. I am not a Sony fan, but PS4 is sold-out here in the Netherlands! No gives a sh’t about the Xbox One in Germany, belive me!

      Most of the people in Netherlands use their console in English and we don’t understand why Microsoft is doing this!

      The only thing I can do is travel more than 200KM to Germany and get one, but can I install the Day One Update? I don’t know…

      I don’t if Microsoft has realised it yet, but since they have announced that Xbox One will not be released in November (Netherlands) it’s been every here in the new here in the Netherlands… it’s a big deal, you know what I mean…

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      • Uzair Chief

        I think they don’t have enough xbox ones to sell. The reason they gave seems more like an excuse.

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      • Not_A_PC_Gamer

        MS is simply way too US/North American centric and it’s going to bite them hard this generation you wait and see. Personally I have no current plans to get an Xbox One. I just don’t trust MS at all anymore after all their backtracking. I also believe it’s a guarantee that MS will raise the price of Live again to $70 USD within the next few years which will end up making PSN+ the preferred gaming network for so many people.

        If there is anything I want to play on this platform, I’ll borrow the box from my friend. Other than that, my relationship with microsoft ends with my 360 and my current windows 7 pc. After that, I’m getting a PS4 and a MAC.

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      • https://live.xbox.com/MyXbox/Profile?gamertag=DarkGin87 Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

        No its not over. Playstation history for launching the consoles aint exactly worldwide.
        PS3 was launch in march 2007 in the UK and November 2006 for Japan and US, I doubt any company has manage to launch a product world wide same day/month or even same year.
        Focus on 2 Regions at launch seems the standard no matter what Company

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  • Boss

    Wish Microsoft would just save themselves some money and remove the damn Kinect and make a bundle without it Kinect 2.0 costs them almost as much as the console to make

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    • Fox E Salazar

      They already did that.

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      • Dylan

        No they didn’t.

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      • Fox E Salazar

        Dude dont talk if you don’t know, They already announced that they are going to have a Kinect free version later on. Just like the xbox 360. But for now all you have to is unplug your kinect.

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      • Dylan

        No they haven’t. Go ahead and try and look for an official announcement. In fact Phil Spencer just said they won’t even consider doing that.

        The 360 didn’t start with Kinect either, so that comparison isn’t relevant.

        That doesn’t mean I don’t think it will happen eventually. Probably in a couple years, they’ll drop the Kinect when everyone realizes again that it isn’t a revolution, and largely useless gaming wise.

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      • Fox E Salazar

        Phil Spencer doesn’t know everything that goes on at MS Xbox. Hes just a spokes person. It doesn’t matter if kinect didn’t start off with xbox 360. From the market division of Xbox they are making a Kinect free version of Xbox one So its completely relevant. Again as I said, there will be a kinect free version of X1. Not sooner or later, this is a confirmation of YES. Just not at launch. Expect it to be out early 2014.

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      • Michael Burden

        He knows more than you and he is far from just a spokesman. You have no concrete proof of your claim and are either wishing or trolling as this has never been announced or even hinted at by anyone with Microsoft. Microsoft has clearly stated there will not be a Kinect-less version of the One and it would be a foolish move for them to do so if they want the Kinect to succeed and grow in support.

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      • Fox E Salazar

        Seriously, wtf is the matter with you people. I’m not even talking to you. I was letting a xbox fan know inside information that not even the spokesman know about. I’m telling him because I work for MS also. Not trolling. Its already been confirmed for us and we’re working on releasing it soon. We want Xbox to succeed. Even if that means No Kinect. It was supposed to be built into the system. But 100 bucks and make or break a sell. We have other stuff besides Kinect coming to the Xbox console. MS didn’t clearly say they will not have a Kinect-less version. They said they won’t have it at launch. BIG DIFFERENCE. Yes MS is going to force Kinect on you for a short while. But many customers aren’t going to buy it for that reason. What the point on spending 100 More bucks if you’re just going to unplug the kinect anyways. Despite what you think we do take your opinions into consideration. Now stop arguing with me and save your money.

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      • Michael Burden

        Now we know you are full of it as if you were actually a MS employee leaking this information (on Major Nelson’s blog nonetheless), you will be looking for a new job by the end of the day just like Kevin Orth. And I don’t think the VP of Microsoft Games Studios, Phil Spencer, would appreciate you referring to him as a mere “spokesperson” if any of what you said had the slightest hint of truth. You need to troll better than that.

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      • Fox E Salazar

        Its not leaked information because its not one of the “projects” that are being worked on. Its exactly like when people were all saying the new xbox was going to be called Xbox Infinity. I was allowed to say it wasn’t going to be called that. I just couldn’t tell them the actual name. You can look up my past posts on my profile if you want proof of that event. What do you think Vp’s do? Hes does what a spokesman does. I wish I were trolling so I start name calling. But Since I am on the clock and being paid to do this I shall keep it casual. You think its fun to see around and do this. Nope, this is work. All i’m allowed to do is confirm or deny.

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      • Michael Burden

        Your attempt at double talk is not convincing – if it is not a project being worked on, then it doesn’t exist right? I did look at your previous posts and everything points to you not telling the truth in this instance, as you have spoken against many of Microsoft policies and promoted SONY on more than one occasion. If this was indeed an unannounced plan, you would definitely be in danger of losing your job much like Kevin Orth did for similar transgressions. Anyway I see the good Major has already hidden this thread so to prevent this misinformation from being spread. Have fun trolling or standing in the unemployment line

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      • Fox E Salazar

        That does make sense. A finished product is no longer a project. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. Just because I’m an MS employee doesn’t mean i have to agree with them as a consumer of their products. I don’t Promote Sony, I merely state the differences between the two. Major Nelson is doing me the favor by hiding it because I only have to answer replies for 4 more hours. Then I have to go back to the Xbox Forums. Not gonna do neither because i’m not trolling and my boss is laughing right behind me watching the whole time.

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      • Michael Burden

        Whatever delusion helps you sleep at night, because I’m not buying it. Too much wrong with your posts for this yarn to even be halfway believable.

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      • Fox E Salazar

        Doesn’t matter, Ms is paying me to reply for another 2 hours.

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      • Morris ヅ

        your wrong you dummy , do you know how much R&D went in to kinect ? there pushing it and good thing to now will see some good stuff from devs

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      • Fox E Salazar

        Sry, but its true. Doesn’t matter how much work went into kinect if the customer doesn’t want it. Thats why you can fully unplug it and your Xbox will work without it. If you like kinect then good for you. But i’m telling “Boss” that he can buy his xbox one at a cheaper price without kinect. Don’t need people like you saying otherwise when you have no clue. He doesn’t have to buy it for the 499 price right now. He can wait till early 2014 when they’ll have the cheaper version without kinect. The kinect and xbox one aren’t indestructible. People are going to replace them. The warranty isn’t for life. people aren’t going to want 5 Xbox One kinects in their house.

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      • Morris ヅ

        lol your delusional , i aint in to motion control and kinect will come with every X1 they put out only thing you will see is a price cut and a slim model in a couple years, and its not true i kno they aint going to to bring a kinect free X1 SKU Dummy so pipe down.

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      • Fox E Salazar

        You obviously aren’t reading my replies. They will only come with X1 at launch, early 2014 is when they’ll start releasing a Kinect free version and the option to buy the Kinect on its own. Theres no reason for name calling.

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      • Morris ヅ

        if so what is the point in adding it in the first place dont be stupid

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      • Fox E Salazar

        Because we’re trying to release it right away. It takes time and money to make new machines to make new box cut outs. Try to think for once. Because of the fast release, sony now has to catch up to us by releasing their system to the west first. Japan has to wait now. It just looks funny from our perspective.

        Stop being ignorant.

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      • Morris ヅ

        stop smoking dirt , im not a kinect fan but i appreciate it

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  • http://raptr.com/unscleric/about UNSCleric

    The Xbox team is absolutely killing it these days. Keep it up guys and girls.

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    • Not_A_PC_Gamer

      LMAO..

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    • Dylan

      I think a lot of people are upset at the Xbox One now releasing in 66% less countries than originally promised.

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      • AC130

        Was upset at first but then it seems logical that they want a tighter marketplace with countries that are likely to be supportive of Xbox One.

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      • Dylan

        I’m not arguing for or against it.

        But if I saw that the Xbox One was coming to my country, and was hyped up by all of Microsoft’s press releases, and planned on getting it with my friends,

        I’d be pissed when Microsoft said “nevermind we changed our minds, we don’t care if you pre-ordered one, you’ll have to wait a year.”

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      • AC130

        I thought Microsoft listed all the countries that supported XBL and Xbox 360 including the more obscure ones.

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      • Dylan

        I’m not quite sure what you’re getting at.

        Microsoft listed 21 countries where Xbox One was going to launch.
        That list didn’t change for months, so no doubt those countries were pre-ordering.

        Then suddenly 33% of those countries will not be getting it at launch despite the initial promise.

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      • AC130

        Where is this list?

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      • Dylan

        Here is the new list. (put in dots where the spaces are)

        http://news xbox com/2013/08/xbox-one-confirmed-markets

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      • AC130

        Thanks a bit odd that there are just 13 markets for the first launch at least I can see my country in there.

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      • roozbeh, again

        they said they will pack in a game so i think they do care.
        but still not cool microsoft.

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    • DerpieDutch

      You must be sarcastic. They only launch in 13 country’s now. In my country ps4 pre orders outsell xbone pre orders 4 to 1. But now they launch in 2014 if we’re lucky i supose. Well i’m not bending over anymore. Nobody in their right mind is gonna wait till the next 180. Dont bother coming to Gamescon. Just dont. Save yourself the embarrasment.

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  • ElektroDragon

    Well, that’s good at least. Should be common sense, but I’m glad greed doesn’t ALWAYS win out.

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  • Nas Naseer

    And what a timing to announce this right? On the same day with Call of Duty Ghost Live Stream! So that everyone will be talking about Call of Duty Ghost and not about 12 country International release!

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  • ryder4life22187

    That will teach me to read the title fast. I first read buy 1 get 1 season pass didnt catch the xbox one part at first.

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  • TheMoil

    Great news! Thanks.

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  • Pearson Smith

    meh, I’m getting the One, so I’m waiting till then to get One titles that will be on the 360 before then.

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