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This will apply to both the physical and digital versions of the game, but the upgrade will be in the same format. For example, owners of a physical PS4 copy will still have to have their PS4 disc in the console to play the PS5 version.
The offer was posted on the official Far Cry Twitter account yesterday, reminding PS4 and Xbox One owners that it still stood.
Ubisoft announced over a year ago that both Watch Dogs Legion and Far Cry 6 would support Smart Delivery on Xbox and a free upgrade system on PlayStation, but Far Cry 6 – which had been scheduled to release in February 2021 – was then delayed until October 7.
Despite the game now releasing almost a year after the next-gen consoles did, Ubisoft has reiterated that the game will still have a free next-gen upgrade.
Sony recently generated controversy when it opened pre-orders for the delayed Horizon Forbidden West and revealed that the standard PS4 version couldn’t be upgraded to the PS5 version, with “no plans for an update offer”.
Instead, only those who purchased the $80 / £80 Digital Deluxe Edition, or even more expensive physical editions, were entitled to both PS4 and PS5 versions of the sequel.
Following player backlash, Sony announced a surprise U-turn later that week, with Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan confirming that PS4 Forbidden West players would now be able to upgrade their games to PS5 for free.
In VGC’s recent Far Cry 6 hands-on preview, we said: “Whether Far Cry 6’s small steps forward – and its stunning environments – are enough to entertain fans for another open-world epic will remain to be seen, but right now the game feels more like a guerrilla evolution than revolution.”