Sony Reverses Course | Horizon Forbidden West Can Upgrade From PS4 To PS5 For Free

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.

Thursday was to be a celebration of Horizon Forbidden West and the amazing team at Guerrilla working to deliver it on February 18, 2022. However, it’s abundantly clear that the offerings we confirmed in our pre-order kickoff missed the mark.

Last year we made a commitment to deliver free upgrades for our cross-gen launch titles, which included Horizon Forbidden West. While the pandemic’s profound impact pushed Forbidden West out of the launch window we initially envisioned, we will stand by our offer: Players who purchase Horizon Forbidden West on PlayStation 4 will be able to upgrade to the PlayStation 5 version for free.

I also want to confirm today that moving forward, PlayStation first-party exclusive cross-gen titles (newly releasing on PS4 & PS5)–both digital and physical*–will offer a $10 USD digital upgrade option from PS4 to PS5. This will apply to the next God of War and Gran Turismo 7, and any other exclusive cross-gen PS4 & PS5 title published by Sony Interactive Entertainment.

President & CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, Jim Ryan

Horizon Forbidden West will release on February 18, 2022, for PlayStation 5 & PlayStation 4.

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