Recently the team over at both Playstation and Guerrilla Games revealed their various Horizon Forbidden West editions, these reveals also came with the announcement which stated that only those who ordered the Digital Deluxe, Collector’s, or Regalla Editions would qualify for a free Playstation 4 to Playstation 5 upgrade
With these editions costing an upward of $79.99 to purchase, and after many other Playstation Studios games such as Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Sackboy: A Big Adventure saw and got the free upgrade treatment. It was surprising to see that Horizon Forbidden West was not going in the exact same direction.
It ended up sparking an uproar amongst fans, to which Jim Ryan (Playstation President & CEO), responded to in a recent article.
‘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.‘
Though fans can now relax a little bit more regarding the upgrade, the Playstation boss Jim Ryan, also went on to say that from today all Playstation Studios games that are scheduled to release in the future, regardless of it being digital or a physical copy, will now cost $10 if one wishes to upgrade from the Playstation 4 to Playstation 5.
‘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.‘
SOURCE: PS Blog
Horizon Forbidden West is set to release on February 18th, 2021. It will be available on the Playstation 4 and Playstation 5