Guerilla Games’ much-anticipated sequel, Horizon Forbidden West will now get a free upgrade if you own a PlayStation 4 copy of the game. The change is met after much backlash from the fans when the company revealed that there would be no upgrade options available for Horizon Forbidden West for PlayStation 4, despite the game being originally mentioned of having a free upgrade to current-gen.
From Jim Ryan, President & CEO, Sony Interactive Entertainment (Taken from PlayStation.Blog):
Thursday was to be a celebration of Horizon Forbidden West and the amazing team at Guerrilla working to deliver it on February 18, 2022. However, it’s abundantly clear that the offerings we confirmed in our pre-order kickoff missed the mark.
Last year we made a commitment to deliver free upgrades for our cross-gen launch titles, which included Horizon Forbidden West. 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.
I also want to confirm today that moving forward, PlayStation first-party exclusive cross-gen titles (newly releasing on PS4 & PS5)–both digital and physical*–will offer a $10 USD digital upgrade option from PS4 to PS5. This will apply to the next God of War and Gran Turismo 7, and any other exclusive cross-gen PS4 & PS5 title published by Sony Interactive Entertainment.
It’s good that Sony is sticking to their guns this time and listened to the fans. Now all we have to do is wait for the game when it releases for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on February 18, 2022. While your at it, you might want to check out all the pre-order options they have available.