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While the information of Persona 5 Royal lastly being ported to Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and PC was arguably extra thrilling, Atlus additionally confirmed that the game will see a re-release on the PlayStation 5. Naturally, those that already personal Persona 5 Royal on PlayStation 4 have puzzled if this implies they’ll be entitled to a free next-gen improve.
Unfortunately, it seems that’s not the case. An FAQ web page on the official Japanese web site for the Persona collection solutions some key questions in regards to the upcoming ports and although we’re utilizing Google Translate, it fairly bluntly says that there isn’t a improve path in anyway for PlayStation house owners. It provides “We would appreciate it if you could purchase Persona 5 Royal for PlayStation 5 when you play with PlayStation 5.”
This is unlikely to take a seat effectively with followers who already purchased the game at full retail worth when it launched in 2020. In reality, there are various who’ve technically purchased it twice in case you embrace the vanilla Persona 5 from 2017, and now Atlus is asking them to purchase it a 3rd time and never even at a reduction.
Atlus isn’t the one one responsible of this. This 12 months, Sony determined it wouldn’t provide free PS4 to PS5 upgrades for its first-party releases like Gran Turismo 7 and God of War: Ragnarok, as a substitute charging clients an additional $10 in the event that they needed to improve from the PS4 to the PS5 model. Third-party builders and publishers aren’t beholden to this rule, nonetheless, so Atlus’ resolution is totally its personal. Compare this with Microsoft’s provide, where shopping for a game for Xbox One entitles you to the Xbox Series X model and vice versa.
It’s value noting that Persona 5 Royal’s PS5 launch isn’t anticipated to have any new options or content material that wasn’t current within the unique. However, it should reportedly include all 45 DLC packs (similar to character costumes and additional Personas) at no additional value. This applies for the Xbox, Switch, and PC variations as effectively.
Persona 5 Royal will launch for PS5, Xbox, Switch, and PC on October 21. Persona 4 Golden and Persona 3 Portable will arrive at a later date. However, whereas they’ll come to PS4, Xbox, Switch, and PC, Atlus is not going to be porting them to the PS5.