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How To Upgrade PS4 Games To PS5 For Free | Digital Trends Spanish


More than 4,000 PS4 titles are the ones you can enjoy on PS5 thanks to the backwards compatibility feature. But did you know that it is also possible to download an updated version and get all the improvements for your new console? Learn how to update ps4 games to ps5 for free.

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Enhanced 4K resolution, faster and smoother 60 FPS frame rates, and shorter load times are some of the features you’ll get access to with the PS4 to PS5 game upgrade, all of which will enhance your experience.

Although sometimes you will be able to upgrade for free, it may be a limited time offer, while in other cases you will have to pay a few dollars to get the upgraded version.

Among the PS4 titles that have already received improvements for PS5 are Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Cyberpunk 2077, DOOM Eternal, far cry 6, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Mortal Kombat 11, The Last of Us Part 2 and Watch Dogs Legion, but surely the list will keep growing.

How to upgrade a game disc from ps4 to ps5

If you have a PS4 game on disc, the only option to upgrade it to PS5 is to have a next-generation console with a disc player. Since the PS4 Digital Edition does not count in it, you will have to wait for a digital update to become available.

To do so, you must follow these steps:

  • Sign in to your PlayStation Network account on your PS5 console.
  • Insert the eligible PS4 game disc.
  • Head to the game hub for the PS4 title.
  • Choose the upgrade offer and review it.
  • Choose Download (or purchase with the discount) to download or purchase the content.
  • Once the download is complete, you will only be able to use the game on your PS5 as long as the disc remains inserted.

According to Sony, in order to upgrade a PS4 game on disc to a digital version of PS5 it must have originated from the same country as your PlayStation Network account, so you’ll need to verify your address at Accounts administration.

How to upgrade a digital game from PS4 to PS5

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Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the games that already has its updated version for PS5.

If you own a digital edition of a PS4 title, you’ll have the ability to upgrade to a disc-based PS5 console or PS5 Digital Edition.

  • Sign in to your PlayStation Network account on your PS5 console.
  • Search for the PS5 title in the PlayStation store and head to the game hub.
  • Select the upgrade offer in the game center to check if it is free or paid.
  • press Download (or buy) to download the game.
  • Once the download is complete, you will be able to play the PS5 game.

Please note that PS4 games redeemed as a PlayStation Plus benefit are not eligible for a PS5 upgrade, unless otherwise stated.

How to know what version of the game you are using

If you have both PS4 and PS5 versions of the same game, you have the ability to choose which one you want to play. To do so, follow these steps:

  • From the games home screen, go to the library.
  • Select the game and press the X.
  • mark the button […] on the screen to check the options.
  • Select the version of the game you want to download or play.

To identify which version you’re using, note that only PS4 games show the “PS4” stamp next to the name at the top of the screen, while PS5 versions only tell you the title.

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