After revealing the Persona 5 Royal PS5, Atlus clarified that gamers who own the PS4 version of the game will have to pay the full price for the upgrade.
Upon its release in 2016, Persona 5 became the best-selling game in the series, putting it ahead of many Game of The year contenders. And like Persona 4, a few years after its release, the game received a deluxe version with loads of additional content. Persona 5 Royal introduced a new team member named Kasumi, a new explorable Kichijoji mall, new items, weapons, and two additional endings among many other changes.
Unfortunately for gamers who own the original game, there’s no direct way to upgrade to the premium versions at a discounted price, meaning gamers have to shell out $59.99 for a few hours of content. Persona 5. Now, with the updated PS5 version of the game slated for an October release, it looks like ATLUS and Sony are on a similar path.
In the FAQ on the Persona Channel website, the developers say that there is no way for owners of the PS4 version of Persona 5 Royal to upgrade their game to PlayStation 5, which means players will have to pay full price for the remastered version of the game. It’s worth noting that Persona 5 owners on a PS3 console also don’t receive a discount on upgrading to the PS4 version, so gamers who previously purchased the game on PS3 will have to pay full price for the game. four times if upgrading with each new release.
Since we’ve yet to see any new Persona 5 Royal Remastered gameplay content, it’s hard to tell if the price tag is worth it. However, Persona 5 first launched as a PlayStation exclusive title, and it’s disappointing that Sony doesn’t offer fans any free upgrades, while Microsoft dominates the market. Multi-generation, on the other hand, promises free upgrades to any Xbox One title the player owns.
This news follows numerous complaints about the game’s price hike upon console release, jumping from $59.99 on PS4 to $69.99 on PS5. Recently, The Last of Us fans were disappointed to see the full price list listed in The Last of Us Part I, while other games like Life is Strange Remastered also don’t offer free upgrades. fee. Meanwhile, games like Death Stranding Director’s Cut and Ghost of Tsushima have offered fans a discounted price to upgrade the game to the PS5 version, and many more have given away complete updates. totally free.
This confusing, duplicate, and somewhat “blood-sucking” cross-generational approach to gaming has made it difficult for many people to find a way to enjoy their favorite games on a new platform. While it’s possible this decision was made to prevent gamers from playing upgraded versions of games simply by buying cheap old copies of games, it also further limits players’ enjoyment of games on their systems. them and severely limited the PlayStation 5’s already limited library of updated games.