Today, Microsoft has announced the Season Pass Guarantee
program. It's a fairly straightforward concept: if you purchase a season pass for any participating Xbox 360 game, you also get the same season pass for the Xbox One version of that game at no charge.
The key in the above statement is the word "participating". Yes, it will be up to publishers if they want to join this program. Key publishers who are already on board for this include Activision, Electronic Arts, and Ubisoft. More publishers and titles will be announced as we approach the Xbox One release.
For some of you, this may not matter. If you are planning on buying a particular game for both systems, then you stand to benefit from this new program. Let's say a game is scheduled to release for the Xbox 360 before the launch of the Xbox One. You've got your new game, bought the season pass, and are all set for any DLC that may come your way. Later, you become the owner of an Xbox One and decide that you'd really enjoy owning the same title for it (achievements do stack, after all). If that's the case, you don't have to buy another season pass.
Microsoft offered Battlefield 4
and Call of Duty: Ghosts
as examples of games you may consider buying for both consoles. Both will be included in the Season Pass program.
What are your thoughts on this policy? Do you stand to benefit?