After players reacted with a wave of annoyance, Sony and developer of Horizon Forbidden West decided to reverse their initial decision to demand payment for the next generation upgrade.
And it was posted press release New has officially announced the cancellation of this decision and the provision of a free upgrade for PS4 owners to the PS5 version.
The official publication also confirmed that upcoming first-party PlayStation exclusive games that will be released for both PS4 and PS5 will give players the option to upgrade from PS4 to PS5 for $10 (whether the game is purchased digitally or physically) and this decision will be applied to the next part of the game. God of War as well as Gran Turismo 7 and any other such game published by Sony Interactive Entertainment.
In the same statement, the company clarified that in order to upgrade the PS4 game on discs to the PS5 digital version of the game, you must own a PS5 that has a disc reader, and therefore this privilege cannot be obtained if you have the digital version (without a disc player) of the PS5.
Horizon Forbidden West will be officially released on February 18, 2022.