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.
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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) * tz.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.
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