Sony had pre­vi­ous­ly announced that the stan­dard and spe­cial edi­tions of Hori­zon For­bid­den West on PS4 would not be get­ting a free PS5 upgrade. The com­pa­ny has decid­ed to reverse this decision.

Before this rever­sal, those who pur­chased the Dig­i­tal Deluxe, Col­lec­tor’s, or Regalia edi­tions of the game on PS4 would be eli­gi­ble for a PS5 upgrade. Now any­one who pur­chas­es For­bid­den West on the PS4, no mat­ter the edi­tion, can upgrade free of charge.

Last year we made a com­mit­ment to deliv­er free upgrades for our cross-gen launch titles, which includ­ed Hori­zon For­bid­den West,” stat­ed Sony pres­i­dent Jim Ryan. “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.”

Ryan also made it clear that going for­ward, any Sony-pub­lished first-par­ty exclu­sive cross-gen titles will have a $10 dig­i­tal upgrade option from PS4 to PS5. This includes upcom­ing titles, like God of War and Gran Tur­is­mo 7.

This applies to both dig­i­tal and phys­i­cal copies. If you have a PS4 ver­sion of the game on disc, you’ll need a disc ver­sion of a PS5 in order to upgrade that game.

Hori­zon For­bid­den West launch­es on Feb­ru­ary 18th, 2022 for PS4 and PS5. If you’re look­ing to grab a copy before release, you can check out our pre­order guide.