Despite claiming that customers would get a free upgrade for Horizon Forbidden West Sony made the unpopular decision to gate the upgrade to special digital versions of the game. After the massive backlash, Sony decided to make good on their promise but moving forward all upgrades will cost $10.

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Sony's Jim Ryan stated:

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.

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.

Despite this choice, all titles published under Sony will require a $10 upgrade fee for PS4 to PS5 versions of the game for both digital and physical. This is the opposite of Microsoft who offers free upgrades through Smart Delivery for all Xbox One to Xbox Series versions of the game. Sony, along with Take-Two and Activision, is pushing for $70 games and this is the company's way for getting that extra $10.

Adam Siddiqui,
Managing Editor, NoobFeed

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Platform(s): PS4
Publisher(s): Sony
Developer(s): Guerrilla Games
Genres: Action-Adventure
Themes: Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Release Date: 2021

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