You might not be able to upgrade Horizon Forbidden West depending on which version you get
Earlier today, we ran down the different versions of Horizon Forbidden West that will be offered for the game on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. However, amongst those details may be an important catch.
On the subject of dual entitlement—where purchasing the game on one console then gets you the native version for the other—this is what Sony’s official FAQ states:
Can I upgrade my Horizon Forbidden West PS4 version to the PS5 version?
To access both the PS4 and PS5 versions of Horizon Forbidden West, you need to purchase the Digital Deluxe, Collector’s, or Regalla Editions. Dual entitlement does not apply to the Standard and Special Editions.
Okay, so from that, we find out that the two lower-end editions of the game won’t offer dual entitlement. Then, we also see this:
Can I upgrade my Standard Edition to the Digital Deluxe edition of Horizon Forbidden West?
There are no plans for an update offer from Standard to Digital Deluxe Edition at this time.
As that is the only upgrade talked about for the game, we’re left with this question: Will those who purchase Horizon Forbidden West on PlayStation 4, either as the Standard or Special Edition, have any upgrade path to the full PlayStation 5 version of the game? Would such an option come as a paid upgrade, with the cost being something like $10 (the different in Sony’s standard pricing between PS4 and PS5)? Or, will there be no upgrade option at all for customers who purchase those two editions of the game?
We’ve still got a while to get answers from either Sony or Guerrilla Games on this, as Horizon Forbidden West doesn’t hit until February 18th of next year. Still, if you’re thinking about picking up the game on PS4, and then might want to upgrade to PS5 at a later date, this is something you should definitely keep in mind.