Reminder: Don’t Buy Horizon Forbidden West on PS5, Get It on PS4 Instead
- February 11, 2022
Sony has finally updated its digital store page for Horizon Forbidden West, making it clearer that the PS4 version also comes with a free digital PS5 upgrade.
So here’s your reminder, don’t buy Horizon Forbidden West on PS5 – get it on PS4, whether that’s physically or digitally, and upgrade to PS5 for free. Why should you do this? Well, it’s pretty simple. The PS4 version costs $59.99/ £59.99, whereas the PS5 is still listed at $69.99/ £69.99 (without any clear explanation why).
In fact, in the UK, you can get the PS4 version of game for even cheaper, with Amazon listing the new PlayStation exclusive for £52.95, while Currys also has it for £51 when using code ALOY15. You get the same game, but for less — it really is a no brainer.
Despite previous assurances from Sony, there was still some trepidation about the PS5 upgrade from @IGNDeals followers. Seemingly, the upgrade hadn’t been addressed since September of 2021 when Sony revitalised their intial promise of a free upgrade path for all PS5 launch titles.
But now, with the Horizon Forbidden West store page receiving a clairty update, fans can rest assured knowing their PS4 copy of the game will be easily upgradable to PS5 on launch day. You can preorder a copy at Amazon, or Amazon UK.
The only caveat to this deal; you can’t pre-load the PS5 version of the game if you preorder the digital PS4 version. It’s a tough pill to swallow for sure, but if want to avoid that wild $10 PS5 tax, it’s just the way the cookie crumbles.
Horizon Forbidden West Screenshots
Moreover, it has also been confirmed that Horizon Forbidden West will be the final cross-platform PlayStation game getting a free upgrade path. All future launches will include a $10 fee for those looking to move between generations of console — this includes God of War Ragnarok, and Gran Turismo 7.
Robert Anderson is a deals expert and Commerce Editor for IGN. You can follow him @robertliam21 on Twitter.