For those curious how free digital PS4-to-PS5 Game Upgrades will be handled such as in Scarlet Nexus, Sony’s PlayStation Support confirmed when asked by bigpapijugg that both versions will be maintained separately leading to two copies of the game… one for the current generation PS4 and another for the next-gen PS5 video gaming platforms.
With the PlayStation 5 Launch just weeks away, here’s the scoop from PlayStation Support rep David on the PS4-to-PS5 Free Digital Game Upgrades to quote:
“Since the PS4 and PS5 copies will be separate, and the PS5 copy is a complimentary access to that platform; you should still retain access to the progress and data for PS4.
In essence, it’s like having two copies: One for each platform.”
Two copies of each free-to-upgrade game will consume additional hard drive space, and it sounds like purchasing the PS4 version of eligible PS5 upgradable titles may be the less expensive way to go… let us know your thoughts on this in the PS5 Forum comments below.