Sony retropedal in the face of the players’ grumbling. Finally, the upgrade to the PlayStation 5 version of the game Horizon Forbidden West will indeed be free and not linked to the purchase of a specific edition as the Japanese firm had announced last Thursday.
Horizon Forbidden West is the next game from the studio Guerrilla Games, expected on PS4 and on PS5 on February 18, 2022. If Sony had announced last Thursday that the upgrade to the PlayStation 5 version of the game would only be possible by offering the Digital version Deluxe at 89.99 €, the Japanese company ended up reviewing its policy. Explanations.
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It is in a blog post that Jim Ryan, President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, wanted to make things clear: the players who will buy Horizon Forbidden West on PlayStation 4 will be able to upgrade to the PlayStation 5 version for free. On the other hand, the title of Guerilla Games will be the last to benefit from this privilege.
« Last year, we made a commitment to provide free upgrades for our cross-platform games, including Horizon Forbidden West. While the impact of the pandemic has pushed the title out of the launch window we initially envisioned, we will maintain our offer: Players who buy Horizon Forbidden West on PlayStation 4 will be able to upgrade to the PlayStation 5 version for free. Jim Ryan said. In other words, it will ultimately not be necessary to go to the cash register.
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On the other hand, the next games will not benefit from the same treatment. Upgrades will be offered at $ 10, which is probably $ 10. ” I also want to confirm today that in the future, PlayStation exclusive and cross-gen titles (newly released on PS4 and PS5), both digital and physical, will offer a 10 digital upgrade option. dollars from PS4 to PS5 ».
Upcoming titles for which upgrades will be paid will be God of War: Ragnarok and Gran Turismo 7, as well as all other exclusive and cross-gen games coming to PS4 and PS5, released by Sony.