Horizon: Forbidden West won't let some editions upgrade from PS4 to PS5

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Horizon: Forbidden West is the long-awaited sequel to Horizon: Zero Dawn and is now launching in February 2022. Recently, Sony posted more information on how the upgrade process from the PlayStation 4 (PS4) to the PlayStation 5 (PS5) works. Needless to say, it's rather limited.

According to the game's support page, to access both the PS4 and PS5 versions, you'll need to buy the Digital Deluxe, Collector's, or Regalla editions. If you simply purchase the Standard or Special editions, you'll have to buy the game again on PS5 once you upgrade to the popular console.

Since expansions are usually many months in the future, most gamers typically only play the base game and move on to another experience down the line. This policy to exclude the Standard and Special editions may be quite unpopular among PS4 owners who don't own a PS5 and don't want to pay an additional fee for a possible future purchase.

Sony said on the same page that it doesn't have plans at the moment to provide an update offer from the Standard to the Digital Deluxe Edition. Maybe if there's enough outcry from gamers, this will change.

What are your views on this? Did you pre-order Horizon: Forbidden West? If so, which version? Let us know in the comments below.

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