Sony has confirmed that PlayStation 4 users will not receive free next-gen upgrades for PlayStation 5 for first-party games.
The news stemmed from a confusing pre-order announcement Sony made earlier last week. Horizon Forbidden WestIt didn’t offer gamers the option to upgrade their PS4 to the higher-spec PS5 iteration, despite Sony’s previously promising free upgrades. After a strong reaction from the gaming community, the company decided to reverse its decision and offer a free upgrade: but only for that game.
As Ryan explains this Horizon Forbidden West Players will receive a free next-gen upgrade to PS5, he also announced that future releases will not receive the same treatment. “I would also like to confirm today that both digital and physical PlayStation first-party exclusive cross-gen games (both digital and physical) will offer a $10 digital upgrade option from PS4 to PS5,” he said. . “This is the next God of War and Gran Turismo 7and all other exclusive cross-gen PS4 and PS5 titles published by Sony Interactive Entertainment.”
This news is undoubtedly a big hit for those currently on PS4 hoping to port their games to PS5, especially when Microsoft previously announced that Xbox One games will be automatically upgraded to Xbox Series X/S versions absolutely free.
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