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EGM's guide to next-gen game upgrades

With a new era of consoles looming on the horizon, the idea of your current games upgrading to next-gen versions is certainly an exciting one. Trying to figure out which games will make that jump, and if there will be a fee involved, can then turn into a bit of a nightmare.

To aid in your quest for information, we’ve put together this guide to all of the games that we know are offering next-gen upgrade paths so far, along with any strings that may be attached to that process.

As more games are announced or new details revealed, we’ll update the list accordingly.

TitlePlayStation 5Xbox Series X/S
Assassin’s Creed ValhallaFreeFree
Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret FairyFree
Borderlands 3FreeFree
BugsnaxFree
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War$10 upgrade from physical or digital PS4 versions; can also purchase $70 “Cross-Gen Bundle” from the start$10 upgrade from digital Xbox One version (no option for physical); can also purchase $70 “Cross-Gen Bundle” from the start
Call of the SeaFree
ControlFree for owners of Ultimate Edition; no option for standard editionFree for owners of Ultimate Edition; no option for standard edition
Crash Bandicoot 4FreeFree
Cyberpunk 2077FreeFree
Dead by DaylightFreeFree
Destiny 2FreeFree
Dirt 5FreeFree
Doom EternalFreeFree
Far Cry 6FreeFree
FIFA 21Free until the launch of FIFA 22Free until the launch of FIFA 22
For HonorFreeFree
Gears 5Free
Ghost of TsushimaNext-gen patch
GhostrunnerFreeFree
God of WarNext-gen patch
GTA OnlineFree for first three months after launch[No information yet]
Guilty Gear StriveFree
Halo InfiniteFree
Hitman 3Free for digital version; no option for physical versionFree for digital version; no option for physical version
Horizon: Forbidden WestFree
Immortals: Fenix RisingFreeFree
Kena: Bridge of SpiritsFree
Little Nightmares IIFreeFree
Madden NFL 21Free if PS4 version purchased by 12/31/20, and upgraded by 03/31/21Free if Xbox One version purchased by 12/31/20, and upgraded by 03/31/21
Manifold Garden[No information yet]Free
Marvel’s AvengersFreeFree
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles MoralesFree
ManeaterFreeFree
Metal: Hellslinger[No information yet]Free
Metro ExodusFreeFree
Monster Boy and the Cursed KingdomFreeFree
Mortal Kombat 11FreeFree
Mortal Kombat 11 UltimateFreeFree
NBA 2K21Free for Mamba Forever Edition; not possible with regular editionFree for Mamba Forever Edition; not possible with regular edition
Nioh 2Base game upgrades for free to base PS5 version; Nioh 2 – The Complete Edition upgrades for free to PS5 Complete Edition
No Man’s SkyFreeFree
OutridersFreeFree
Planet Coaster: Console EditionFreeFree
Praey for the GodsFree
Resident Evil VillageFreeFree
Ride 4FreeFree until 04/31/2021
Riders RepublicFreeFree
Sackboy’s Big AdventureFree
Scarlet Nexus[No information yet]Free
Second ExtinctionFree
Shadows of KeplerFree
Terminator: Resistance EnhancedFree
The AscentFree
The Elder Scrolls OnlineFreeFree
The Witcher 3Free for all current PS4 versionsFree for all current Xbox One versions
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six SiegeFreeFree
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2Next-gen patchNext-gen patch
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2$10 upgrade from digital version; free for owners of Digital Deluxe Edition$10 upgrade from digital version; free for owners of Digital Deluxe Edition
Watch Dogs: LegionFreeFree
WRC 9FreeFree
Yakuza: Like a DragonFree for digital versionFree

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