02 Sep 2021 3:12 PM +00:00

Horizon Forbidden West's Standard And Special Editions Don't Support Cross-Buy

Horizon Forbidden West pre-orders have now gone live, revealing a few new details. After last week's Gamescom 2021 announcement that the long-awaited sequel got delayed until February 18, 2022, it'll launch for both PS4 and PS5.

Outlining five separate editions for Horizon Forbidden West, that includes Standard, Digital Deluxe, Special, Collector's and Regalla, offering a host of extras. However, if you've struggled to obtain a PS5 console, we've got bad news, as Sony's cross-buy scheme is only available with premium options.

Read More: Horizon: Forbidden West: Everything We Know

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Horizon Forbidden West's Standard And Special Editions Won't Support Cross-Buy

Outlined within a Horizon Forbidden West support page, one question asked if you can upgrade the PS4 version to a PS5 version. That reply simply states:

If you want to have access to both the PS4 and PS5 versions of Horizon Forbidden West, please purchase the Digital Deluxe, Collector’s, or Regalla Editions. Dual entitlement does not apply to the Standard and Special Editions.

Understandably, fans weren't especially impressed to hear this news, as evidenced in the replies to Nibel's tweet above. Making matters worse, Forbidden West's PS4 version - alongside Miles Morales and Sackboy: A Big Adventure - was previously confirmed by Sony that each game's disc version would support cross-buy.

Evidently, they've not followed that here by locking out standard edition owners from an upgrade. We'll keep you informed when we learn more.

Source: Nibel