Guerrilla Studio has recently announced the various versions in which Horizon Forbidden West will be sold. Players immediately noticed one thing: the next-gen upgrade would have been paid, unlike what Sony had previously promised.
As we had pointed out, according to the initial announcement of Guerrilla Studio, the cheaper versions of the game (Standard and Special Edition) would have allowed you to buy only one of the two versions (PS4 or PS5) and not both. The decision immediately attracted sharp criticism from the players, rightly irritated that the Dutch studio did not promise.
However, Sony and Guerrilla Studio have recently decided to retrace their steps, and the PlayStation Blog post has been updated accordingly: the upgrade of Horizon Forbidden West from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5 will be offered for free, as previously promised.
“Last year we committed to providing free updates for our cross-gen launch titles, which included Horizon Forbidden West,” explains Jim Ryan.
“While the profound impact of the pandemic has pushed Forbidden West out of the launch window we originally anticipated, we will keep our offer: players who purchase Horizon Forbidden West on PlayStation 4 will be able to upgrade to the PlayStation 5 version for free.”
It does not end here: Jim Ryan has also announced that the next-gen upgrades of the next exclusives released on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 will be available for purchase for 10 euros. Jim Ryan has made the name of the upcoming God of War and Gran Turismo 7, but the policy will be the same with any other PlayStation exclusive coming to both consoles.