Playstation have confirmed that in their future intergenerational releases this update will be paid.
This week was supposed to be an exciting day for all the fans waiting for the promising Horizon: Forbidden West , Sony opened pre-orders of its various editions , featuring some impressive collector’s versions, as well as some with different extras in terms of content. However, what should have been a celebration became a source of controversy for the management of the intergenerational update of the title.
We learned that the standard and special editions would not have double rights for PS4 and PS5 , and therefore could not be updated for free . Beyond Sony’s commercial decision for its intergenerational games, criticism pointed to Jim Ryan , who assured in an interview in The Washington Post that the update from PS4 to PS5 of Horizon: Forbidden West would be free. This interview took place in the context of the disappointment of some PS5 users at the announcement of the arrival of these titles to PS4. Jim Ryan assured that they would offer versions of PS5 built from scratch to take advantage of the operation of PS5 and that alsoPS4 users would get this version for free with an update.
All this had led to a difficult situation for Sony , with compromised statements and users disappointed with the situation. Finally, it was Jim Ryan himself who, through a statement on the PlayStation blog, has confirmed that the update of Horizon: Forbidden West to PS5 will be free in all editions of PS4 . The president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment has acknowledged that the offers they offered at their opening of reservations ” did not hit the mark .”Rayan has justified himself by alluding to the delay of Horizon: Forbidden West , which would have taken him outside the launch window that they had originally planned.
This has served to confirm that the case of Horizon: Forbidden West will be something exceptional that has to do with the promises that the company made at the time, but from now on all exclusive titles released by Sony and intergenerational, will have an update Optional paid to upgrade version from PS4 to PS5. This update will cost $ 10 and will be applied in games like the next God of War , Gran Turismo 7and any other exclusive intergenerational published by SIE. This situation stems from the increase in the price of Sony games on PS5 compared to PS4, a decision that Jim Ryan has always defended, alluding to the hours of training they offer.