Horizon Forbidden West, the sequel to the much-beloved Horizon Zero Daybreak, is now out there for preorder forward of the sport’s newly announced February 18th, 2022, release date for each PS4 and PS5. However for those who’re planning to play the sport on PS4 and finally attempt it on PS5, there’s no strategy to get a cross-gen improve.
As a substitute, you’ll have to purchase the more expensive versions of the game that supply digital copies for each the PS4 and PS5 or begin with PS4 and purchase a completely new PS5 copy of the sport later at its full value. And also you shouldn’t count on some form of improve to be launched down the road, as Sony says it has “no plans” for that form of provide, despite the fact that you can switch your save information from the PS4 to PS5 variations of the sport.
To get each the PS4 and PS5 digital variations of Horizon Forbidden West in a single package deal, you must purchase the spendier $79.99 Digital Deluxe Edition, the $199.99 Collector’s Edition, or the $259.99 Regalla Edition. Against this, the Normal Version will value $59.99 on PS4 and $69.99 on PS5. There’s additionally a Special Edition for PS4 that costs $69.99, which presents a digital soundtrack, a “mini artwork ebook,” and is available in a steelcase field. (There’s a separate PS5 version of that edition, too.)
Sony has proven a willingness to supply improve paths with a few of its different titles. The corporate permits gamers to pay to improve from the PS4 to the PS5 model of Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut and from the PS4 model of Dying Stranding to the PS5-exclusive Death Stranding: Director’s Cut. Sony has additionally launched free patches optimizing PS4 video games for PS5, prefer it did for God of War and, simply final week, Horizon Zero Dawn. However within the case of Horizon Forbidden West, there’s no possibility for a cross-gen improve in any respect. Sony’s asking you to pay at the very least $20 additional upfront to have the ability to finally play the sport on a system you may not even have yet.
And for followers of gathering bodily copies of video games, you need to know that Horizon Forbidden West’s Collector’s and Regalla Editions gained’t include sport discs. As a substitute, they’ll have a obtain code that allows you to play Horizon Forbidden West on PS4 or PS5. These costlier editions of the sport do provide a variety of different bonuses, although, together with spectacular statues of a giant elephant-like machine. You’ll be able to learn all about what’s available in each edition on Sony’s blog.
Sony confirmed off some impressive footage of Horizon Forbidden West in May, and it’s potential we may see extra of the sport on the just-announced PlayStation showcase for September 9th. We’ll be rounded up the largest bulletins, so examine again then.