Sony updates Horizon Forbidden West’s PS4 page, confirming its free PS5 upgrade
Since the PS4 version of Horizon Forbidden West is a cheaper alternative to the PS5, Sony has modified the PlayStation Store website to reflect this.
Many PS5 owners will have pre-ordered Guerrilla 2 through the console’s built-in shop in the week leading up to the game’s February 18 release. Although it’s not the cheapest location to acquire the game, as we noted earlier this week, Only the PS5 edition of the game and the Digital Deluxe Edition were available for purchase through a PS5 system when purchasing the game.
The PS4 version, which costs just £59.99 / $69.99, can be accessed through the PlayStation shop, which can be accessed via a PS4 console or a web browser. A free PS5 version update had been promised for the PS4 version, however it didn’t appear on the shop page for that version. PS4 owners who purchase this game will be given a free upgrade to the PS5 version, which is now clearly stated on the PS4 version.
In order to save money, PS5 customers should purchase the PS4 version of the game on the PlayStation Store online and then use the PS4 version to upgrade to the PS5 version for free, saving around $10.
Sony’s initial aim was to make it hard to upgrade from the PS4 version to the PS5 version, which is why this anomaly occurred. The £59.99 / $59.99 PS4 version was the only one available to those who purchased it, as was the £69.99 / $69.99 PS5 version for those who purchased it. This is no longer the case. Players, on the other hand, took issue with this, citing Sony’s promise to provide free upgrades for its launch window cross-gen titles, including Horizon Forbidden West, a promise made before the game was delayed beyond the launch window.
Despite initially declaring that there would be no free PS4-to-PS5 upgrade available, Sony has since reversed course, with Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan announcing that Horizon will in fact contain a free upgrade. There is an odd situation in which a $60 product and a $70 product are both delivering the same thing because the PS4 and PS5 versions have already been added to the PlayStation Store. According to Ryan, there will be a $10 charge for all future cross-gen first-party titles, including God of War 2 and Gran Turismo 7.