During the start of pre-orders for Horizon Forbidden West, it was determined that upgrades from the PS4 version to the PS5 version wouldn’t be free. Instead, if you wanted to upgrade from PS4 to the PS5 version of Forbidden West, you’d have to purchase the digital deluxe edition of Horizon Forbidden West or re-buy the game over again on PS5. This decision has caused a lot of unrest from many.
Just a quick as this upgrade situation occurred, it has now been addressed by Sony. On the PlayStation Blog, it has been announced that Sony is reversing course. Horizon Forbidden West will be upgraded from PS4 to PS5 for free. Future cross-gen games can be upgraded for $10.
Horizon Forbidden West will release on February 18, 2022, for PlayStation 5 & PlayStation 4.