Sony has finally backtracked on its decision that owners of the PlayStation 4 version of Horizon Forbidden West can upgrade to the PlayStation 5 version for free.
As promised, it was possible to pre-order the Horizon Forbidden West game a few days ago, but contrary to expectations, this action was accompanied by controversy. Strange pricing and the impossibility of upgrading the eighth generation version to the ninth generation version caused a lot of criticism and, of course, was correct. Sony initially announced that the PlayStation 4 console version will be priced at $ 60 and the PlayStation 5 version will be priced at $ 70, and those who want access to both versions will have to pay $ 80.
Decision Sony's initials were grossly wrong and even greedy, especially given that in the past they had announced that Horizon Forbidden West would receive a free update to become the next generation version.
Now, after Criticism of the fans, Sony has announced in a new statement that people who have purchased the game for $ 60 on PlayStation 4, can turn it into a ninth generation version for free with an update on the PlayStation 5 console. Sony's new decision shows that if fans are confronted with some of the companies' wrong policies, it is sometimes possible for companies to back down from their wrong decisions.
Of course, there is still something strange and irrational about Horizon Forbidden West. Although fans can convert the same $ 60 version of the PlayStation 4 console to the PlayStation 5 version with a free update, it is strange that the PlayStation 5 version is still priced at $ 70. This means that if you buy the PlayStation 4 version, you can save up to $ 10.
Jim Ryan, CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, wrote in a new news release:
Thursday was supposed to be a celebration for Horizon Forbidden West, which is scheduled to be released on February 18, 2022. However, it is quite clear that the suggestions we made when activating the game pre-order feature were incorrect and reflected our miscalculations. Release of PlayStation 5, including Horizon Forbiden West, a free next-generation update. While the Horizon Forbidden West game is no longer available due to the PlayStation 5 console due to the Corona epidemic, and its release has been postponed until February next year, we are still sticking to our previous offer. Players who get Horizon Forbidden West on the PlayStation 4 console can also get the PlayStation 5 version for free.
Of course, this will apparently only happen for Horizon Forbidden West as they already promise a free update They had given it. However, Jim Ryan has confirmed that Sony's other intergenerational games, including God of War, Gran Turismo 7, and any other intergenerational game that Sony offers for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, will have a monetary upgrade path. This is true for both digital and physical versions of games
Horizon Forbidden West game on February 20 1400 will be released for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 consoles.