How to Upgrade your PS4 games to PS5 (Guide)

Sony and some third-party developers are offering free upgrades from the PS4 to PS5 versions of games, but without a snazzy branded feature like Xbox’s Smart Delivery.

It hasn’t been entirely clear how players will be able to claim these upgrades, but Sony addressed it with detailed instructions in advance of the console launch next month. It won’t be quite as simple as it is on the Xbox systems, but you shouldn’t have too much trouble getting the correct version of your game on the PS5.

PS4-PS5
PS4-PS5

To upgrade a disc game you’ll need the higher-priced PS5 that includes a disc drive, for obvious reasons. Digital games can be upgraded on either version of PS5. If you plan on getting a digital system, we suggest buying any PS4 games you have on your wish list via PSN.

The instructions look fairly straightforward. For a disc version, just make sure you’re signed in on your PS5 console, insert the game disc, and then select to upgrade on the game hub. That will download the PS5 version, which will be associated with that game disc. 

PS4 to PS5 Upgrade With Disc Drive

  1. Sign in to your existing account on your PS5 console (or create an account).
  2. Insert the eligible PS4 game disc.
  3. Go to the game hub for the PS4 game.
  4. Select the upgrade offer on the game hub and review the upgrade offer.
  5. Select Download (or purchase with the discount price) to download/purchase content.
  6. After the download is complete, you can play the PS5 digital game by inserting the PS4 game disc. You will need to keep the disc inserted each time to play the game.

PS4 to PS5 Upgrade With Digital Copy

  1. Sign in to your existing account on your PS5 console.
  2. Find the PS5 game in PlayStation Store, or by Search, and go to the game hub for the PS5 game.
  3. Select the upgrade offer on the game hub and review the upgrade offer.
  4. Select Download (or purchase with the discount price) to download/purchase content.
  5. After the download is complete, you can play the PS5 game.

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