Delivered this week Horizon Forbidden West for negative headlines. Not because you have to pay for the next-gen upgrade. But because it is only offered in expensive sales versions and is not made accessible at all. You can read the details here.
The next day, Xbox Germany promoted the Xbox Series smart delivery feature. A temporal relationship between the events cannot be ruled out. You didn’t fall on your head.
Today, Sony is rowing back on a large scale. On the official PlayStation blog, Jim Ryan replies with an apology and correction. Thursday’s pre-order offers “miss the mark”.
Ryan also now remembers the promise to provide free next-generation upgrades for multi-generation launch titles. Yes, there was something. This also includes Horizon Forbidden West. Now it says: “Players who buy Horizon Forbidden West on PlayStation 4 can upgrade to the PS5 version for free”.
This means that all sales versions of Horizon Forbidden West are now eligible for a free next-gen upgrade. Also the standard version and the special version. The Collector’s Edition is already sold out on Amazon, but you can still get it at Media Markt and Saturn.
Clearing up for the future: $10
Going forward, Ryan makes it clear that in the future PlayStation-exclusive games coming to PS4 and PS5 will offer an upgrade option both digitally and physically.
From now on for 10 dollars in exchange. That will be next for God of War and Gran Turismo 7, as well as all other exclusive, cross-generational games released by Sony Interactive Entertainment.
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