PlayStation appears to be implementing specific branding for PS4 games which can be upgraded to PS5 versions after launch. The box art for immortals released yesterday: Fenyx Rising includes a logo that alerts buyers to the potential improvement.
On the base of the PS4 version of the base, next to the game’s age rating, there is a sticker that says “PS5 upgrade available”.
Unlike Microsoft, Sony’s approach to cross-generational upgrades isn’t everything. Xbox Smart Delivery means all Xbox Game Studios games only need to be purchased once to play on both Xbox One and Series X and Series S. In contrast, Sony lets its third party vendors decide whether to offer an upgrade program.
Many studios have already announced their intention to offer players a free upgrade. Destiny 2, Marvel’s Avengers, and Cyberpunk 2077 are free on PS5 if you own the PS4 version. CD Projekt Red even took the extra step of giving current owners free PS5 and Xbox Series X versions of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Companies like EA and Ubisoft have outlined plans to update long-term series and service games like Rainbow Six Siege.
There’s no word on Sony’s approach to its first-party titles, but the company has yet to announce one of its own cross-gen games.
In the future, this new branding will appear to be the best way to determine if your PS4 games can take advantage of the PS5’s visual enhancements and reduced load times. In the next year, expect this branding to appear on a whole host of PlayStation titles.
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