After receiving flak for not offering a free PS4 to PS5 upgrade path for Horizon Forbidden West, Sony has now made a U-turn saying players will be able to upgrade the PS4 version of the game to the PS5 version for free.
An update regarding Horizon Forbidden West on PS4 and PS5: https://t.co/1R8ikEpmNb
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) September 4, 2021
In the update announcement, Sony Interactive Entertainment’s President and CEO Jim Ryan said it was “abundantly clear that the offerings we confirmed in our pre-order kickoff missed the mark. 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.”
Only the Standard and Digital Deluxe editions are available for pre-order in the country
Those who wished to get access to both PS4 and PS5 versions of the game had to purchase the Digital Deluxe, Collector’s, or Regalla Editions. Currently, only Standard Editions and Digital Deluxe edition are available for pre-order in India.
- Standard Edition (PS4)- Rs. 3,999.
- Standard Edition (PS5)- Rs. 4,999.
- Digital Deluxe Edition (PS4 and PS5 versions)- Rs. 5,599.
Horizon Forbidden West release date
Horizon Forbidden West is scheduled to release on February 18, 2022, for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. It is the sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn (2017) featuring a post-apocalyptic open world. Back in May, Sony released a 14-minute gameplay video showcasing the game’s environment and giving fans a glimpse of the dangers that lie ahead for Aloy.