PS4 games with free upgrade to PS5 or with conditions


PS4 games with free upgrade to PS5 or with conditions

PS5 will be able to run all PS4 games, most through backward compatibility and others with improved graphics and performance. We collect all of them, including those with special requirements.

PS5 will arrive at the end of the year in all international markets, including Spanish, and with it will come a good batch of video games that will try to take full advantage of the technical potential of Sony's new generation console. Also intergenerational titles will seek to take advantage of these improvements and will offer updated versions with graphical and performance improvements.

But this generational leap can be a bit confusing for users: some games will be updated for free from PS4 to PS5 , others will require certain conditions and others will not even be updated, but will simply offer the current generation version through PS5 backward compatibility. with PS4. That is why we wanted to collect all the data we have in this regard.

Differences between backward compatibility and upgrade

The first thing we have to keep in mind is that backward compatibility and upgrading to the new generation version are not the same . In the case of PS5, all PS4 games can be used on the next generation console - not so with those of PS3, PS2 or the first PlayStation - just by inserting the Blu-ray or downloading them from the PS Store. It is yet to be confirmed what types of improvements will have the PS4 backward compatible games on PS5, but at best better loading times are expected , and maybe other types of improvements such as resolution or framerate depending on the game.

On the other hand, some developers have already announced that their games will look better on the new generation of consoles, although it will not always be an automatic improvement. It is up to each company to decide if they want the improved version of the game to be available automatically and free of charge for those who already own the PS4 version or, on the contrary, if they require any extra conditions, such as acquiring a special edition of the game.

To see it more clearly we will use the example of Destiny 2 : the PS4 version of Bungie's multiplayer shooter works at Full HD and 30 fps in the basic version of the console, while in the Pro it can reach a 4K resolution while maintaining the same rate of frames per second; upgrading to PS5 for free will display 4K and run at 60 fps at no additional cost to the player. If it were not a free update, it could be played on PS5 using the backward compatibility of the console, but the PS4 version would run with its corresponding technical characteristics.

All PS4 games to be upgraded to PS5 for free

Some companies have already announced that their games will be upgraded completely free from PS4 to PS5. This means that if you already own this title in the current generation of consoles, you can play it in the next with graphical and performance improvements without having to pay more for it .

This is the complete list of confirmed PS4 games that will be updated for free to PS5:

  • Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Borderlands 3
  • Bugnax
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Dead by Daylight
  • Destiny 2
  • DIRT 5
  • DOOM Eternal
  • Far Cry 6
  • FIFA 21
  • For Honor
  • Ghostrunner
  • Guilty Gear Strive
  • Hitman 3
  • Immortals Fenyx Rising
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  • Little Nightmares II
  • Madden NFL 21
  • Maneater
  • Marvel's Avengers
  • Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom
  • Mortal Kombat
  • No Man's Sky
  • Outriders
  • The Pathless
  • Planet Coaster: Console Edition
  • Praey for the Gods
  • Riders Republic
  • Sackboy: A Big Adventure
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege
  • The Elder Scrolls Online
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • WRC 9
  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon

All PS4 games to be updated to PS5 with conditions

Other companies have opted for a solution that has turned out to be somewhat unpopular: to play the new generation versions of their titles, certain conditions will have to be met, which in some cases involve acquiring a specific edition while in others they involve updating the game within a time limit.

It should be remembered that all the games listed here will also be backward compatible on PS5 , which means that we will be able to play its version of PS4 on the new generation console. Of course, to experience these titles with improvements you will have to meet certain requirements:

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War: it will be updated for free only for those who purchase the Multigenerational Bundle on PS4 and Xbox One, an edition that will cost € 74.99 (€ 5 more expensive than the standard edition).
  • Control : it willbe updated for free to PS5 and Xbox Series X only for those who own theUltimate Edition, an edition that also includes the two DLC of the game:The Foundation andAWE.
  • FIFA 21 - PS5 and Xbox Series X can be upgraded for free only until the release of FIFA 22 .
  • Hitman 3 : only its digital edition can be updated for free.
  • Madden NFL 21 : Free to upgrade to PS5 and Xbox Series X only until Madden NFL 22 is released .
  • NBA 2K21 : willonly be updated for free for those who purchase theMamba Forever Edition.

Other aspects to consider

In addition to these aspects, you also have to take into account some additional details that can be overlooked at first. For example, players who own physical PS4 games will not be able to use them on PS5 if they buy the Digital Edition, since the blu-ray will be necessary both to make use of backward compatibility and to update them if possible. Digital games can be played in a conventional way on either of the two models of the next-gen console .

To make things easier, some companies like Ubisoft have already shown a stamp that they will use on the covers of their games to indicate which ones can be updated for free to PS5, a mark that will appear next to the age rating icon and in which you can read "upgrade to PS5 available" .

We still have to know many more details of PS5 before its launch , in addition to its price and the date it will hit the market. Sony has yet to specify what will happen to its next-generation PS4 exclusives such as The Last of Us Part II or Ghost of Tsushima , if they will be updated for free or if they will simply make use of the backward compatibility of the console.

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