Sony announces that they are aware that the transition to a new generation Playstation will take place at different times for each of us and confirms that a couple of the games for Playstation 5 will also be released for Playstation 4. These games also receive free upgrades to Playstation 5 once you switch to the newer console.
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The games that will also be released on Playstation 4 are Marvel‘s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Horizon Forbidden West and Sackboy A Big Adventure. The choice of games seems to appeal to a broad demographic of gamers but I wonder why the car game Destruction AllStars did not join the list.
Sony announces an important distinction for access to the games’ next gen upgrades, which may also apply to other games with next gen transitions. Sony says that in order to access the game’s free upgrade, the Playstation 5 console needs to match the game’s format. That is, if you buy Horizon Forbidden West on disc, you need a Playstation 5 with disc reader to get a free next gen upgrade.
You will NOT be able to upload and upgrade a physical copy of a game on the digital console.
Therefore, it is important that you plan which format of game you buy in order to take advantage of the free upgrade on Playstation 5.
Digital editions of games work on both Playstation 5 consoles.