When pre-order details of Horizon Forbidden West were announced last week, many gamers (especially those on the PS4) weren’t thrilled that there’s no free PS4 to PS5 version upgrade as promised by Sony in the past. Thankfully, this is no longer the case: those who purchase the game on the PS4 can upgrade to the PS5 version for free now.
“It’s abundantly clear that the offerings we confirmed in our pre-order kickoff (for Forbidden West) missed the mark,” said Jim Ryan, the President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE). “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,” he added.
Previously, players will only have access to both the PS4 and PS5 versions of Forbidden West if they purchase the Deluxe, Collector’s Edition, or Regalla Edition of the game, which cost quite a bit more than the Standard copy of the game. With this announcement, you won’t be limited to these three editions anymore.
Anyway, for the Malaysian market, only pre-orders for the digital versions of Horizon Forbidden West are confirmed so far. There’s the Standard Edition for the PS4 (RM249) and PS5 (RM299), and also the Digital Deluxe Edition, which costs RM339. Forbidden West launches on the PS4 and PS5 next year on 18 February 2022.