Sony goes back on giving “free upgrade” to Horizon Forbidden West, but there are gotchas!

Sony Interactive Entertainment recently confirmed that Horizon Forbidden West will have a free PS4 update for the PS5. Additionally, Jim Ryan has confirmed that all PS4 and PS5 cross-gen exclusives will offer a $10 system upgrade. This choice will affect God of War Ragnarok, Gran Turismo 7 and other future titles.

The information was shared via the PlayStation Blog, where Jim Ryan specifically wrote: “Today, I also want to confirm that, in the future, PlayStation exclusive cross-gen first party titles (released for PS4 and PS5) – both digital and physical. – They will offer a $10 digital upgrade option from PS4 to PS5. This applies to upcoming God of War and Gran Turismo 7, and any other PS4 and PS5 exclusive cross-gen titles released by Sony Interactive Entertainment. “

With this statement, we know for sure that all future PS4 and PS5 exclusive first part titles cross-gen won’t offer a free upgrade, but it will cost 10 dollars. Sony then took action, immediately clarifying that God of War Ragnarok and other future titles will not be affected by the decision made with Horizon Forbidden West, which is “a special case”, as it was initially thought of as a launch game, but then pushed back a year from the PlayStation 5 release date.

It turns out, Sony had promised a free upgrade to Horizon Forbidden West, and didn’t deliver, the reaction was so negative that they had to back down. However, many disguised pranks that you may not notice. The first is that Horizon Forbidden West has the same price now for PS4 and PS5, that is, we had a change in price – the update is free, but the game costs at least R$350 for both platforms…. Is there anything really free about it?

Another prank is that, now more than ever, they have rejected Xbox Smart Delivery and will charge $10 per update for their games – we must remember that this is free on Xbox. In Brazil the value is somewhere between 50 or 60 reais. So wait for more controversy on Sony’s gaming prices, the soap opera isn’t over yet.