PS4 games can be upgraded to the PS5 version, but it costs.

© Katie Collins/Image

There is still confusion among gamers regarding upgrades from PS4 titles to PS5. Sony is now providing clarity, but PlayStation users are not pleased.

The shortage of the PlayStation 5 * is not over yet. Many fans are still waiting for an opportunity to purchase the next-gen console. For better or worse, PS4 owners still have to buy games for their old PlayStation if they want to play them without having to wait for the PS5. Fortunately, Sony offers version upgrades so that gamers don’t pay full price multiple times for the same game. But free upgrades cannot be taken for granted *. It is up to the developer studios whether they want to offer this. But many opt for a slightly more expensive “cross-gen” version, which includes both the PS4 and PS5 editions. However, since this is very confusing for PlayStation users, Sony has decided to standardize the upgrades of their own studios – but these are not free.

PS5: No more free upgrades of Sony PS4 titles

Sony recently announced that the upgrade from the PS4 version of Horizon Forbidden West to the PS5 version 10 Euro would cost. Fans weren’t exactly thrilled with this decision as they were hoping for a free upgrade. Sony then revised the decision and, to the delight of all PlayStation users, has now confirmed on the official PlayStation blog that the Upgrade the PS4 version of Horizon Forbidden West to the PS5 version for free lets – after all, that’s how the company communicated it last year.

However, PlayStation President Jim Ryan stated that this will not be the rule for future releases. Accordingly, for upgrades from PS4 to PS5 a fee of 10 euros for all cross-generation games in your own studios attack. Ryan explicitly mentions the new “God of War” and “Gran Turismo 7“As concrete examples that will not offer a free upgrade. This is already the case with “Ghost of Tsushima”. Here must players even 30 euros Pay on it, but at least it’s the Director’s Cut version of the game, which includes some new content such as the Iki expansion. External development studios can still decide for themselves how they want to proceed here.

also read: PS5: The expert takes a closer look at the new model – his judgment is devastating.

Are the PS5 upgrades worth it?

In terms of content, most PS4 and PS5 versions will be almost identical, including the “God of War” and “Gran Turismo 7” games mentioned by Ryan. The PS5 versions will, however graphically better be, much shorter loading times and can also use the full functionality of the DualSense controller. Players will have to decide for themselves whether these features are worth the price of an upgrade. Even if PS4 players decide against a paid upgrade to the PS5 version, they can still play their PS4 titles on the new console. That’s because the PS5 is backwards compatible with the PS4. (Ök) * is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.

Interesting too: PS5 SSD: How to install the memory expansion in the console.

“Halo: Infinite”, “Far Cry 6”, “Zelda” & Co .: These game highlights will be released in 2021

“Hitman 3”: The new offshoot is also a stealth game that is played from the third-person perspective. Players regain control of the assassin Agent 47. In the game, he travels to various locations and carries out assassinations of criminal targets around the world. The base game offers new locations including Dubai, Dartmoor, Berlin and Chongqing. © IO Interactive
Artwork zu „Zelda: Skyward Sword HD“.
“Zelda: Skyward Sword HD” is coming to Nintendo Switch this year. It is the remaster of the 2011 Wii title and, above all, offers better resolution and customized controls. Those who had hoped for “Breath of the Wild 2” this year will unfortunately be disappointed. © Nintendo
Far Cry 6 Giancarlo Esposito Cover Kind
“Far Cry 6”: The setting is Yara, a fictional Caribbean island that is based on Cuba. The island is ruled by the dictator “El Presidente” Antón Castillo (played by Giancarlo Esposito), who raises his son Diego (Anthony Gonzalez) according to his example to follow his rule. The player takes on the role of the guerrilla fighter Dani Rojas, who tries to overthrow Castillo and his regime. © Ubisoft
Should have led the supposed triumph of the new Xbox console at the end of the year: the Master Chief out "Halo Infinite".
“Halo: Infinite”: The Master Chief from “Halo” should have led the triumphant advance of the new Xbox console at the end of 2020. But the game was postponed to 2021. But the wait should be worth it for gamers: According to Microsoft, it will be the greatest adventure to date to save mankind. In addition, the plot should be much more human. © 343 Industries / Microsoft
Resident Evil 8 Village Alter Mann Shotgun Wald
Resident Evil 8 – Village: The game takes place a few years after the events of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. Speaking of the story during the reveal, Capcom’s Kellen Haney said, “Ethan’s world suddenly collapses again when Chris Redfield, an unexpected yet familiar face, shows up and sets in motion a chain of events in the course of which a desperate Ethan replies to Chris’ looks for shocking deeds and finally finds him in a mysterious village. “ © Capcom
Horizon Forbidden West
“Horizon Forbidden West”: The second part continues the story of Aloy, a young huntress from the Nora tribe, who is sent on the search for the origin of a mysterious plague that kills everyone who infects her. © Sony / Guerrilla Games
“Scorn”: Visually, “Scorn” is strongly reminiscent of the “Alien” films and the works of the artist HR Giger. The player controls a skinless humanoid who resembles himself in a dark world full of strange creatures and a living techno-organic structure made of steel, flesh and bones. © Microsoft / Ebb Software
“Deathloop”: In Deathloop, the player takes on the role of Colt, an assassin who is stuck in a time loop and wakes up on a beach on the island of Blackreef. The other residents of Blackreef, a former army base where strange experiments were once carried out, have invested in the island and gathered for the night to have a party that seems to go on forever as at the end of each night the island turns up reset the beginning of the party in this time warp. © Bethesda
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2
“Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2”: Bloodlines 2 follows a human in 21st century Seattle who is killed and resuscitated as a “Thinblood” vampire with weak vampiric abilities. It is played mainly from the first-person perspective, which switches to the third-person perspective for certain activities. The player assigns his character to one of three disciplines before joining one of several vampire clans. © Paradox Interactive / Hardsuit Labs