Guarantee is a word that I loathe. In part because there are so many words in the English language and for some reason it is one of the few that I have to really think about before spelling out. I’ve done it no less than a million times, but there must be hundreds of thousands of times when I go back and see that red, squiggly line underneath it, telling me that I’ve made a mistake that needs to be fixed. Maybe it has something to do with relying on that red squiggly line that at first appeared in Microsoft Word and then wiggled its way into web browsers and anything else involved text input.
If you are one of those people that feels the itch of buying Battlefield 4 or Call of Duty: Ghosts on the Xbox 360 because you just cannot wait whatever period of time until the Xbox One is released and find yourself owning a season pass or some DLC, you might have to buy the game all over again, but not the DLC. I guess this makes sense for those gamers who aren’t going to rush out on launch day to purchase a shiny next Xbox One console and want to wait just a bit longer. Microsoft announced the “Xbox Live Season Pass Guarantee” today, of course it is for games that support that feature, which for now we know is Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty: Ghosts.
For those looking to pick up the Xbox One in the future, this seems like a pretty good deal, because this happens just about nowhere else. I’ve paid for Battlefield 3 expansions on Xbox 360 and PC at this point, although I do not regret it (never mind that the PC version of BF3 was cheaper across the board, but that’s another story), but it would be nice to see that stuff carry over.
This is Microsoft making a hard sell towards gamers proving that they care. They care.