Horizon Forbidden West fans have begun pointing out somewhat of an obvious but welcome loophole that allows PlayStation 5 owners to grab the next-generation version of Guerrilla Games’ highly anticipated sequel at a $10 discount ahead of its release on February 18. While the PS4 version of the game isn’t available through PS5’s built-in store, users can still easily purchase it either through the PS4’s store app or by visiting the PlayStation Store via a web browser. The PS4 version of Horizon Forbidden West, which costs $59.99 instead of $69.99, includes a free upgrade to the PS5 edition of the game.
UPDATE: Pre-order Horizon Forbidden West now: Collector’s and Digital Deluxe Editions detailed (PlayStation)
- Thursday was to be a celebration of Horizon Forbidden West and the amazing team at Guerrilla working to deliver it on February 18, 2022. However, it’s abundantly clear that the offerings we confirmed in our pre-order kickoff missed the mark.
- Last year we made a commitment to deliver free upgrades for our cross-gen launch titles, which included Horizon Forbidden West. While the pandemic’s profound impact pushed Forbidden West out of the launch window we initially envisioned, we will stand by our offer: Players who purchase Horizon Forbidden West on PlayStation 4 will be able to upgrade to the PlayStation 5 version for free.
- I also want to confirm today that moving forward, PlayStation first-party exclusive cross-gen titles (newly releasing on PS4 & PS5)–both digital and physical–will offer a $10 USD digital upgrade option from PS4 to PS5. This will apply to the next God of War and Gran Turismo 7, and any other exclusive cross-gen PS4 & PS5 title published by Sony Interactive Entertainment.