Horizon Forbidden West, the highly anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed Horizon Zero Dawn, is now available for pre-order ahead of the game’s freshly confirmed February 18th, 2022, release date for PS4 and PS5. However, if you intend to play the game on PS4 and then on PS5, there is no way to obtain a cross-gen upgrade.
Rather than that, you’ll need to pay more money to upgrade your game, which is sometimes the same price as the entire game. Additionally, if you desire tangible copies of future titles, you will frequently be required to purchase an entirely new system. Yes, even if it’s only upgrading the operating system on which they run. And, while it’s not unlikely that Sony would eventually provide some sort of deal that allows you to get a gleaming new generation console without spending an arm and a leg up front, the corporation has declared that there are currently “no plans” to do so.
To obtain both the PS4 and PS5 digital editions of Horizon Forbidden West in one bundle, you must purchase the more expensive $79.99 Digital Deluxe Edition, $199.99 Collector’s Edition, or $259.99 Special Regalla Edition. The Standard Edition is $59.99 on PlayStation 4 and $69.99 on PlayStation 5, while the Special Edition is $69.99 and includes a digital soundtrack and art book housed in a steelcase box (but not an art book). When the PS5 launches, there will also be a second edition — this one will come with its own art book when preordered.
Sony has previously demonstrated an interest in offering upgrade pathways for some of its other products, including Ghost of Tsushima and Death Stranding. Players can pay to upgrade from the PS4 to the PS5 version of Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut and from the PS4 edition of Death Stranding to the PS5-exclusive Death Stranding: Director’s Cut. Additionally, Sony now allows customers to play games like as *** of War or Horizon Zero Dawn optimised for the latest PlayStation hardware via system updates. This enables gamers who are still using their original PlayStation 4 systems, which typically start at around $200 today, according to VGChartz, to enjoy these newer digital releases even if they have not yet acquired a more modern Sony PlayStation 5 console, which typically starts at around $500.
In May, Sony showcased some impressive footage of Horizon Forbidden West, and it’s probable that we’ll see more of the game during the recently announced PlayStation showcase on September 9th. We’ll compile a list of the most significant announcements, so check back later.