Sony will make you pay more to upgrade Horizon Forbidden West from PS4 to PS5

Horizon Zero Dawn, Guerrilla Games

Sony has decided to be smart for its own pocket and has just unveiled more news for PlayStation gamers after last month released Ghost of Tsushima ported to next generation at a new price. Despite hinting last year that Horizon Forbidden West would offer a free PS4 to PS5 update, Sony has announced that the “double duty” will be reserved for the most expensive editions Digital Deluxe, Collector’s or Regella and not Standard or Special editions. If it were the SHE, would certainly be being chased away by players for this attitude.

Back to the official Playstation Blog post last year, where it announced the PS4 versions of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Sackboy: A Big Adventure and Horizon Forbidden West. Here is what is written: “The digital versions of PS4 games include a free upgrade on both PS5 consoles, while PS4 disc versions of these games include a free update on PS5 with Blu-Ray Ultra HD Disc Drive.” It looks like the promise was not fully fulfilled.

In an equally bizarre move, the expensive options Collector’s Edition and Regalla Edition come with steel cases – Quaquer salad on a platter! That’s right, Sony notes that a “game download code will be provided via a voucher in the box”. Does Sony not understand that the market for these collector’s editions is the same people who demand physical versions of everything?

Regardless, we’re currently trying to figure out whether it’s possible to purchase a “discounted” PS4 upgrade for the PS5, or whether you’ll need to purchase the entire game again if you choose to switch platforms later. The good news is that you can transfer your save for the new generation. However, Sony deserves to be highlighted for this: we understand that expensive games like Horizon Forbidden West require high budgets to develop, but publishers with much less money than PlayStation have offered plenty of free updates so far – there’s no excuse here.

It is worth noting that even Microsoft itself offered it for free alongside Bethesda with DOOM Eternal recently. Note, the Xbox owner didn’t charge this to Playstation users when releasing the next-gen update of the latest game from id Software! We will follow the case and wait for more details.