Horizon Forbidden West was supposed to have a free upgrade from PS4 to PS5

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UPDATE: Late Saturday, Sony reversed course and updated its blog, confirming that it will in fact offer a free Horizon Forbidden West upgrade from PS4 to PS5. Our original story continues below.

On Thursday, Sony announced that its Horizon Forbidden West game, sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn, would be available for pre-order ahead of its February 2022 release date. But contrary to what Sony said last year (h/t Forbes), there’s no upgrade path for the game from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5.

In a September 2020 blog post, Sony said Horizon Forbidden West would be among the games to have a free upgrade from PS4 versions to the PS5 version:

“Additionally, we know that the PS4 community will transition to PS5 at different times, and we’re…

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