This article was updated at 7:15pm BST.
Instead, only those who purchase the $80 / £80 Digital Deluxe Edition, or even more expensive physical editions, will be entitled to both PS4 and PS5 versions of the sequel. The standard PS4 version costs $60 / £60 on PS4.
“To access both the PS4 and PS5 versions of Horizon Forbidden West, you need to purchase the Digital Deluxe, Collector’s, or Regalla Editions,” Sony said in a statement. “Dual entitlement does not apply to the Standard and Special Editions.”
It added: “There are no plans for an update offer from Standard to Digital Deluxe Edition at this time.”
Thursday’s news seems to contradict a previous statement made by Sony regarding its cross-gen plans for Horizon.
“No one should be disappointed. The PS5 versions of those games are built from the ground up to take advantage of the PS5 feature set, and we have an upgrade path for PS4 users to get the PS5 versions for free. It’s about people having choice. I’m really quite pleased about the situation.”
At launch, PS4 owners who purchased cross-gen titles Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Sack Boy: A Big Adventure were able to upgrade to the PS5 version for free.
However, more recently owners of Ghost of Tsushima on PS4 had to pay $29.99 to upgrade to the new PS5 version. However, the Director’s Cut game includes a new expansion not featured in the original.
Pre-orders for Horizon Forbidden West are available now globally. Sony recently confirmed that the game has been delayed to February 2022.
“It’s no surprise that our teams were hugely impacted by the global pandemic,” developer Guerrilla said. “We have been adjusting to new workflows, protocols, and other challenges, while keeping our teams safe and prioritizing a healthy work/life balance.”