Sony offers free Horizon Forbidden West upgrade from PS4 to PS5 after criticism

Sony is now planning to offer a free Horizon Forbidden West upgrade from PS4 to PS5 after widespread criticism

Sony commits to $10 PS4 to PS5 game upgrades for Horizon Forbidden West and other titles

Sony is now planning to offer a free Horizon Forbidden West upgrade from PS4 to PS5 after widespread criticism. The company announced earlier this month there would be no upgrade path for Horizon Forbidden West for PS4 players, despite an earlier promise of a free upgrade to the PS5 version. “It’s abundantly clear that the offerings we confirmed in our pre-order kickoff missed the mark,” says Jim Ryan, president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment.

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“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.”

Sony original plan to force PS4 players of Horizon Forbidden West to purchase the $79.99 Digital Deluxe edition, $199.99 Collector’s edition, or $259.99 Regalla edition to get access to both the PS4 and PS5 versions of Forbidden West. Sony is now also committing to a $10 digital upgrade option for both digital and physical versions of PlayStation first-party exclusive cross-gen titles.

Means you can go ahead and play Horizon Forbidden West and other titles like God of War or Gran Tourismo 7 on your PS4 first and if you decide to upgrade to the new PlayStation 5 take your game with you without additional cost.

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