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Every PS4 game with free PS5 upgrades

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PS5 backward compatibility means that thousands of PS4 games will be playable on PS5, but publishers are still selling separate PS5 versions of a lot of games. Thankfully, some of these companies are also offering free upgrades to the PS5 version of a game if you've purchased the PS4 version previously. Not every title coming to both PS4 and PS5 will be eligible for free upgrades, so we've compiled a list of the games that do.

Unless noted, physical editions of PS4 games can only be upgraded with the standard PS5 console, as you'll still need to insert the disc to verify the game license.

PS4 games with free PS5 upgrades

GameResolutionFrame rateFree PS5 upgradeUpgrade release date
Assassin's Creed Valhalla4K60FPSYesOut now
Borderlands 34K60FPSYesOut now
Cyberpunk 2077YesTBD
Dead By Daylight4K60FPSYesTBD
Destiny 24K60FPSYesOut now
Dirt 54K120FPSYesOut now
Doom EternalYesTBD
Far Cry 64K60FPSYes2021
FIFA 21Yes (Before FIFA 22)December 4, 2020
For Honor4K60FPSYesDecember 2020
Hitman 3Yes (Only digital)2021
Horizon Forbidden WestYes2021
Immortals Fenyx Rising4K60FPSYesDecember 3, 2020
Just Dance 2021YesOut now
Kena: Bridge of SpiritsYesTBD
Little Nightmares 2YesTBD
Madden NFL 21Yes (Before Madden NFL 22)December 4, 2020
Maneater4K60FPSYesTBD
Marvel's Avengers4K60FPSYes2021
Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales4K60FPSYesOut now
Monster Boy And The Cursed Kingdom4K120FPSYesTBD
Mortal Kombat 114KYesOut now
NBA 2K21Yes (Only with Mamba Forever Edition)TBD
No Man's Sky4K60FPSYesOut now
OutridersYesFebruary 2, 2021
Puyo-Puyo Tetris 2YesDecember 2020
Rainbow Six Siege4K120FPSYesTBD
Riders Republic4K60FPSYesTBD
Sackboy: A Big AdventureYesOut now
The Elder Scrolls OnlineYesTBD
The Witcher 3: Wild HuntYesTBD
Watch Dogs: LegionYesTBD
WRC 9YesTBD
Yakuza: Like A DragonYesTBD

PS4 games not receiving free PS5 upgrades

Notably, owners of Marvel's Spider-Man will not receive a free upgrade for the remastered PS5 edition. The only way to get the PS5 version is through the Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition bundle. Sony is not planning on releasing it as a standalone title. (You should still be able to play your PS4 copy on PS5 through backward compatibility, though).

Control will also not receive a free upgrade on PS5. Instead, publisher 505 Games is asking that players purchase Control Ultimate Edition to receive a free upgrade.

Jennifer Locke
Jennifer Locke

Jennifer Locke is Android Central's Games Editor and has been playing video games nearly her entire life. You can find her posting pictures of her dog and obsessing over PlayStation and Xbox, Star Wars, and other geeky things on Twitter @JenLocke95.

2 Comments
  • Cold war ain't free cause they gonna charge $10 for the next generation upgrade fee.
  • I've removed from the list. I was lumping the cross-gen bundle in there because I included NBA 2K21, which only offers a free upgrade with the more expensive Mamba Forever Edition, but the more I thought about it the more I realize that a cross-gen bundle isn't exactly the same as a special/deluxe edition of a game. Cheers.