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Sony has confirmed that two of the biggest upcoming PlayStation 5 games will also be available on PlayStation 4. PS5 launch title Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Horizon Forbidden West - which is expected in 2021 - will be cross-gen releases after all. The next-gen versions of both games will, of course, come with various improvements and upgrades.
What should have been a pretty massive announcement was oddly buried in a PlayStation Blog post published after last night's major PS5 showcase. Recapping many of the night's surprises, Sony acknowledged that not everyone has the money to upgrade to the next-gen console right away. Even better, those who pick up the PS4 versions of either game will be able to upgrade to the PS5 version for free whenever they decide to make the next-gen jump.
"We know that the PS4 community will transition to PS5 at different times," Sony wrote. "We're happy to announce PS4 versions of some of our exclusives. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Sackboy A Big Adventure, and Horizon Forbidden West will also launch on PS4.
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"While these three games were designed to take advantage of PS5 and its unique next-gen features like the ultra-high-speed SSD and DualSense controller, PS4 owners will also be able to enjoy these experiences when they launch. The PS4 digital versions of launch games include a free upgrade on both PS5 consoles, while the PS4 disc versions of these games include a free upgrade on the PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-Ray disc drive."
There was no mention of other PlayStation 5 titles like Demon's Souls and God Of War: Ragnarok coming to PS4, so we can likely assume that these will remain strictly next-gen experiences. The good news is that we've got plenty of time to prepare for the upcoming God Of War, as it won't be launching until much later next year.
The PlayStation 5 launches November 19th in the UK. Sony confirmed that the standard and digital editions will retail £449 and £359 respectively. You can pre-order the console from select retailer right now, but be warned that they're already selling out at an alarming rate. It's a good thing Miles is coming to PS4 after all, I guess.
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