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Horizon Forbidden West will double dip between console generations

Published: 02:18, 03 September 2021
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Horizon Forbidden West is a game that countless fans can't wait to get but the hype was sullied by a recent announcement from Sony.

PlayStation 4 owners will be able to play Horizon Forbidden West on their console but they will have to pay quite the chunk of change in order to have the game on PlayStation 5 as well.

Namely, in order to play the game on both PS4 and PS5, they will have to purchase the Digital Deluxe Edition, with the price point of $80, or any other that is more expensive than that, with prices ranging up to $260 for the Regalia Edition.

The kicker is that you can't upgrade to Digital Deluxe from the standard edition. In other words, if you buy a standard edition on PS4, you will have to pay the full price again if you want the game on PS5 at some point in the future.

This double-dipping has been present before between console generations but companies took a step back in more recent years but it appears that Sony is going back into those murky waters.

An FAQ also confirms that there are no plans to let players upgrade from the standard edition to Digital Deluxe so that avenue is blocked as well. 

All of this hurts especially because of the low supply of PS5 that has been present since the launch so those who are stuck with PS4, for the time being, will be forced to buy a more expensive version of the game, even if they aren't otherwise attracted to it.

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