An important game that is getting an update is that of last yearHer along with an expansion – Episode INTERmission – featuring awesome ninja Yuffie Kisaragi. The next generation update is free for current owners, but not when they do in March. The Yuffie content also costs extra (pricing has not been disclosed) and is only available on PS5.
The PS5 is available now, but has beenat retailers. The digital-only model costs $ 400, and the one with a disc drive is $ 500.
Your game upgrades don’t happen automatically or through a typical game update, so it’s easy to accidentally keep playing the PS4 version of a game on your new PS5. You must go to the game page on the PlayStation Network and choose to upgrade to the PS5 version. That will download the extra data needed for the next generation of functions.
You can also upgrade to PS5 versions if you have a physical PS4 game, as long as you bought the PS5 with a disc drive. You always need the PS4 disc to play the PS5 version; upgrading will not give you a free digital copy of the game. You still download the PS5 update from the PSN, but you don’t need a PS5-specific disc – your PS4 version becomes an authenticator.
If you’ve opted for the digital-only PS5 and have a disc, you’re out of luck. There are a few more limitations and caveats:
- Some PS5 versions of current PS4 games are not out yet.
- Next generation versions will be larger files, so they will take up more precious memory on the console’s SSD.
- You will get a new list of trophies (the list of each version is separate).
- The saves from some games are not transferred.
- Some game upgrades are only available in cross-gen bundles or special editions.
Free upgrades you can get now
Some upgrades require you to buy a specific (more expensive) version of the game:
Upcoming free upgrades
This list will be updated as more upgrades become available or announced.