Video game publisher Activision is finally talking more about the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Ascendance release date for gamers on Sony’s PS4 gaming console and anyone playing on a PC.
Video game website Polygon reporting that Activision revealed the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Ascendance PS4 release this week in a press release. According to the report, the Ascendance pack is coming to PS4 and PS3 gamers on April 30th. Users who purchased the game for Windows PCs will get the option to download the upgrade on April 30th too.
Getting the Ascendance upgrade on release day should be pretty simple for anyone who purchased a Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare season pass with the game last year. It upgrade should automatically unlock since the season pass grants users access to all the game’s coming downloadable content at no additional charge.
That Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Season Pass is still on sale at retail stores and in the Xbox Store and PlayStation Stores for $49.99. Purchased on its own, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Ascendance will cost PS4, PS3 and Windows PC users $14.99. To be clear, you need a digital or disc based copy of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare before you can take advantage of the Ascendance upgrade.
This news of an Ascendance PS4 release date comes roughly two weeks after Activision made the upgrade available to owners of the Xbox One and Xbox 360. Ascendance launched on March 31st for Microsoft’s platforms, the two companies have an agreement that mandates add-ons for Call of Duty Advanced Warfare arrive on the Xbox One and Xbox 360 ahead of their launches on other platforms. In this way, Microsoft can credibly say that true Call of Duty fans should purchase an Xbox to play Advanced Warfare instead of Sony’s consoles. Exclusivity agreements like this one are big now that most major franchises are available on all consoles. Sony has a similar agreement for Destiny, the open-world first person shooter that launched in September of last year.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Ascendance is the second major software update to come to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare since it launched last November on the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3 and PC for $60. The update includes a new episode in the Zombie-centric story that was started in the last game, called Infection. Also included are four new maps for use in the game’s massive multiplayer experience. There are four updates coming to the game throughout its life-cycle, according to Activision. Unfortunately, Activision isn’t saying a lot about a release date for the other two upgrades.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is the latest in the long-running series of first-person shooting games. As its name suggests, Advanced Warfare takes place in a distant future were most of the world relies on the forces of a private army. Called Atlas, the company is run by Johnathan Irons, a man with his own ambitions and motivations. To go along with the futuristic theme the combat has tons of gadgets and upgrades. A robotic shield can travel with players and protect them from enemy bullets. Players can enhance their experience with Exoskeletons that allow them to do super-human things like climb buildings.
Again, to take advantage of Call of Duty Ascendance players need a full copy of the actual game. A disc-based copy of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare costs $49.99 used for PS3 from retailer GameStop. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare for the PS4 costs $59.99 brand new. The Xbox One and PS4 versions of the game are available as a digital download for $60.