At the end of July, Annapurna Interactive surprised fans with a PS5 release of the excellent narrative adventure What Remains of Edith Finch. The new version, sporting 4K resolution and 60 frames-per-second performance, is a free upgrade for those that bought the PS4 version. However, some fans were a little frustrated to learn that this would not apply if you own the last-gen edition due to PS Plus.
Fortunately, this has now been resolved. As spotted by Wario64, the free PS5 upgrade is now available to all who have the PS4 version, including those who claimed it via PS Plus:
We've had a look on the PS Store ourselves, and it works slightly differently from what's shown above. We needed to "buy" the PS5/PS4 version for no cost. After doing so, we were able to download the PS5 version with no trouble.
Anyway, this means those who previously couldn't enjoy the PS5 version now can. Better late than never, right?
Excellent news. Will go download it now - thanks!
Making PS4 and PS5 versions of games different SKUs was a terrible decision on Sonys part. The method for it is so cumbersome I wish they had a system like Smart Delivery on my Xbox.
@Smash41 Smart Delivery also has its own problems.
I find it weird people play through games again just because the resolution has increased or some graphical settings have been increased. It's still the same game whether 720p or 8K
This works for me, since I never actually played it. Maybe I will give it a try now
Gonna get it today!! Thanks Annapurna and Pushsquare!!
It's another excuse to replay a game. A new version serves as a reminder that it's time to play a good game again, but this time a better version.
Woop, free Platinum. Don't mind if I do ha
Awesome. Putting it on the shortlist of games to play soon.
@TrickyDicky99 Actually, FPS and resolution can really change a game. Take a look at Last of Us on PS3 vs PS4; in my view that’s a completely different game.
@Smithylfc2008. It has been a while since I played it, but this did not have a Platinum trophy on PS4. So it probably won’t on the PS5 either. Still worth playing again though.
@Stevemalkpus it does have a PS5 platinum. Trophy list is based on the Xbox achievement list this time
@Smithylfc2008 Does this mean I have to play it through again or will they auto pop? I presume if they are new trophies it will require another playthrough? Not a long game and it's good so no issue but I do love an auto pop 😁
hmmm... Unavailable - You already own another version.
@djlard mine's saying the same thing
@itsfoz frame rate can but I never mentioned frame rate. Even so, it's still the same game. I very rarely play single player games again once completed
@Americansamurai1 @djlard Weird, it worked for me just now (exactly like in the tweet)
Great one time experience, so won't bother again unless the plat autopops
Okay, it's a brilliant game but it's one of them that doesn't really need an upgrade imo.
This was the first game my mum completed since the Wii days. Considering after really enjoying this, she went on to complete Red Dead 2, the Assassin’s Creed games, Arkham Asylum, LA Noire, Mafia etc. So I’d say this was a great game to introduce a modern controller with control schemes like first person and third person platformer perspectives! If anyone else has any family that’s intimidated by learning to use the controller then I’d recommend this.
@Smash41 this argument was thrown around way more often at the beginning of the generation. As time goes on, I would say Smart Delivery makes my life way more complicated (Series S) than Sony's approach. If anything I would say PS way is quicker and simpler (no drive juggling and second guessing, one you choose is the one you get).
After playing through it 3 times, the game never ceases to bring a tear to my eye. I highly recomend it to anyone who hasn't played it yet. It can ben beaten in just a few hours, so give it a go for those who are on the fence.
Don't forget the PS5 version has a platinum that the PS4 version didn't.
Good on the devs on changing this! Also its an incredible game.
Because in some cases it really feels almost like a different game. I doubt 60fps would be much of a difference with a game like this but some games like Control, Cyberpunk, etc are just better in every way like experiencing the game for the first time all over again.
Can Sony or Activision fix the issue with modern warfare remastered where people who claimed it from ps plus but already owned it from buying the legacy edition & redeeming the code that came with it can't play it without playstation plus anymore
@Voltan @Americansamurai1 It worked, but directly from ps5 (not in mobile app). Download ps4 (ps plus) version, instead of Start Game press "..." next to it, select "View Product", when ps store opens press "game" select second "game" and voila... you can add Ps5 version into library and download.
@djlard Yeah I was finally able to download load it through the PS5. Platinum it in 2.5 hours . Such a great game Sony really slipped up letting this game go
@PegasusActual93 like I said it's weird, it's still the same game. People have this fascination with resolution or graphical settings, I just play games for the games.
I do too, I'm saying some games it makes such a dramatic difference that it really is like experiencing it all over again. Not so much resolution but many games just feel completely different with different frame rates. It's hard to describe in words.
Completed this on sx gamepass last week. Only takes 3 or 4 hours, which is the reason I thought what the heck and gave it a go.
One of the most powerful gaming experiences (or on any media tbh) that I've had tbh. Superb! 9.5 out 10.
@PegasusActual93 it still doesn't make me play a game all over again if I've completed it or platinumed it
Every upgrade I've played thus far has had better resolutions and better frame rates. That is hardly "not noticeable in any way".
@PegasusActual93 The load times are dramatically faster too. I couldn't play Metro Exodus on the PS4. The load times were atrocious. It's a different story on the PS5. Huge difference to me. Same with Shadow of the Tomb Raider, NMS, ESO, KOA: ReReckoning etc. All of the free upgrades made a huge difference to me.
@tenthAvatar check out Genshin Impact. Especially in Inazuma, the PS4 version runs at like 5fps while the PS5 version is 60fps. The PS4 version is practically unplayable with so many dropped frames and lost inputs.
Glad to hear, I'll add it to my library later!
@Mostik I love an autopop too, but we don't get one with this. Because there are slightly different trophies for it. Can crack it out in 90 mins
@Smithylfc2008 Nice one buddy, true enough and it is an enjoyable plat so no hardship
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