In the past few hours, Sony has officially launched the pre-orders of Horizon: Forbidden West, the sequel to Zero Dawn and one of the most anticipated productions of PlayStation Studios. Too bad that the opening of the game’s reservations has also brought to light a news that has given rise to disagreements between the community and Sony for its policies.
Horizon: Forbidden West, unveiled last year, has a release date for a few weeks. The game has been postponed, but luckily we won’t have to wait many months to get it in our hands.
With the opening of pre-orders, the definitive synopsis has also been made available on the PS Store:
The earth is dying. Violent storms and an unstoppable plague plague what little remains of humanity, as new and terrifying machines hunt along the borders. Life on Earth seems destined for a new extinction and no one knows why.
It will be up to Aloy to discover the secrets behind these pitfalls to restore order and balance to the world. On this journey he will meet old acquaintances, forge alliances with new warring factions and shed light on the legacy of the ancient past, all while trying to get the better of a seemingly invincible enemy.
The beginning of the pre-orders, however, led the PlayStation community to express all its dissent towards a sudden change in Sony’s policies.
The official PlayStation blog has released the details of all the editions of the game, including the two Collector’s Editions, one of which is exclusive to GameStop Italia, also specifying a detail that has infuriated the players waiting for the new production of Guerrilla Games.
In fact, a blog note leaves little room for imagination:
For gamers who want to access both PS4 and PS5 versions of Horizon Forbidden West, purchase the Digital Deluxe, Collector’s, or Regalla editions. Dual ownership does not apply to standard and special editions.
A statement that clashes terribly with what Sony said months ago, precisely about Horizon: Forbidden West.
As well as the user Seba.gomez recalls on Twitter, with the screenshot of a now old post dating back to last year, Sony had in fact promised that games like Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Sackboy: A great adventure, and even the sequel to Zero Dawn, would enjoy a free next-gen upgradenamely that owners of a PS4 copy could also play the game in its PS5 version.
– Seba.gomez (@ Sebagom99447717) September 2, 2021
The opening of Horizon II pre-orders instead confirms that Sony has decided to change its mind, and not to grant any free upgrades for those who decide to purchase the Standard and Special Edition versions. In response to PlayStation, on its various social profiles, there are already many users who declare themselves unhappy with the decision.
It is not excluded that Sony may decide to take a step back, after the controversy against the decision to cancel the free upgrade for the cheaper versions of the game is mounting more and more on social networks.
Horizon: Forbidden West will be released on February 18, 2022 on PS5 and PS4.