It seemed too good to be true, that game updates from one generation to the next would be permanently free. Now, the pricing policies of Sony for their first party game releases on PS5 they have received a lot of backlash, especially with Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut and Final Fantasy VII not offering free updates from PS4 to PS5 for players. Sadly, it seems like that’s the standard Sony intends to follow for other upcoming releases as well, as it will be with Horizon Forbidden West.
The next open world action title from Guerrilla Games recently opened pre-orders, and to accompany that, Sony has posted a new FAQ page for the game to provide additional details on a few things. In that section it reveals that PS4 will not have free updates to the PS5 version offered for those who buy the game in the previous generation.
Whoever wants to have both versions of the game, must buy the Digital Deluxe Edition, the Collector’s Edition or the Regalla Edition. The cheapest of these is the Digital Deluxe Edition at $ 79.99, which is an additional $ 10 cost than the standard PS5 edition. Worst of all, if you get the standard edition, Sony also doesn’t plan to offer the option to pay extra money and upgrade to the Digital Deluxe Edition.
Among other FAQs, some other details were revealed, such as the game’s pre-order bonuses, which include Nora Legacy’s suit and spear. Another question also talked about something called Strike, which is a board game in the game. It appears to be a board game played within the title itself and is like Horizon’s version of chess. According to the description it says: “Strike is the board game played by the inhabitants of the world of Horizon, it is played with pieces of carved wood and metal in the form of machines. Aloy will be introduced to Strike in Horizon Forbidden West and can challenge many different NPCs to a match. “
Horizon Forbidden West launches for PS5 and PS4 on February 18, 2022.