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Did Sony promise a free PS5 upgrade?  - Multiplayer.it

Did Sony promise a free PS5 upgrade? – Multiplayer.it

That announcementUpgrade Da PS4 PS5 From Harrison Forbidden West This was only possible by purchasing certain versions of the game, and many users turned their noses, especially those who expected to be able to do this activity for free with the standard and digital versions. To add fuel to the fire, an old interview with Jim Ryan, CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, apparently Upgraded to PS5 version guaranteed to be free. But is that really so? We will try to calculate the situation.

The “promise” in question, which was reported to us and reported several times in the comments, would have come in an interview Washington Post Released September 16, 2020. Keep this date in mind. On that occasion Ryan actually promised to upgrade some PS4 titles to PS5 for free Without explicitly mentioning Harrison Forbidden West. Ryan’s statement is expected from the author’s introduction of the article, where he said that some PS5 titles such as Horizon Forbidden West and Spider-Man: Miles Morales may have upset some Sony fans. Ryan talks following this introduction:

No one should be disappointed. PS5 versions of those games are built from the ground up using the PS5 benefits, and we have an upgrade path for PS4 users to get the PS5 version for free.


Harrison Forbidden West

As we can see, Ryan Horizon did not explicitly mention Forbidden West, but only the author of the article. The official details of all this come with an article PlayStation Blog Released on September 16 (September 17 in Italy):

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We know that the PS4 community will switch to the PS5 at different times, and we are pleased to announce the PS4 versions of some of our specials. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Sockboy A Big Adventure and Horizon Forbidden West will be launched on PS4. While all three games are designed to use unique next-generation features such as the PS5 and the high-speed SSD and DualSense controller, PS4 owners can also enjoy these experiences on release. Digital versions Throwing games The PS4 includes a free upgrade on both PS5 consoles, while disc versions of these PS4 games include a free upgrade on the PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc drives.

This article takes the words of the CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, but indicates that a free upgrade is planned. “Throwing games“In which Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Sackboy: A Great Adventure but, for obvious reasons, Horizon cuts off from the Forbidden Western film. To be even more confusing, Ryan actually promised to buy only a few versions of the weird and guerrilla games title.

Our purpose is not to protect Sony’s policy on the PS5 update. In fact in the case of Harrison Forbidden West, we have already said about how this formula can confuse consumers, plus it makes no sense to pay twice for the same game. However, at least in this particular case, it seems dangerous for us to say that Sony did not keep its word.