Originally Posted by Leo_Ames
From what I've read, this transfer itself is a form of season pass. If you subscribe to the Season Pass Guarantee promotion,
So in order for this deal we're discussing to make sense, it has to actually save you some money. Using your Call of Duty Ghosts example of the player that wants a month head start on their 360, what DLC ... has to total more than this Season Pass Guarantee program will cost for you to subscribe to in order for there to be any savings (Which is the point of the Season Pass Guarantee program).
Otherwise just buying the individual DLC on your 360 during the opening weeks (Which if available will be likely a single map pack for $15 since the season pass is confirmed to be $50 for four map packs) and then purchasing a season pass on your Xbox One a month later in order to reacquire that map pack and receive the subsequent three map packs as they release makes the most financial sense for the people that want a few weeks head start in Call of Duty Ghosts on their 360.
for some reason, my brain is short-circuiting your explanation.
under your scenario, it would be cheaper to buy DLC map #1 for the 360 for $15, then pay $50 for the season pass for the One to get the remaining 3 packs (since you are buying map #1 twice, for a total of $65) than it is to buy just the $50 season pass for the 360 and then transferring it over to the One and getting the 4 map packs that way?
I don't see where in the description for the program that you have to pay for some subscription to this season pass guarantee. For some reason, I can't interpret that from the statements. Maybe I'm just not getting how these season passes work because the only one I've ever bought was the Gears of War 3 one which was 33% cheaper than buying the maps individually (assuming the maps were full price; but yeah, the season pass went on sale down the road as well as the individual maps).http://news.xbox.com/2013/08/xbox-one-season-pass-program
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.
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.