Upgrade an eligible PlayStation®4 game to the digital PlayStation®5 version

Upgrade an eligible PlayStation®4 game to the digital PlayStation®5 version

Certain PS4™ games can be upgraded to the digital PS5™ version of the game on a PS5 console. 

When using a PS5™ console, you may have the option to upgrade a disc or digital PS4 game to the digital PS5 version. Depending on the game, this upgrade may occur at no additional cost, may require a purchase, and may be available for a limited time. An internet connection is required.

Upgrade an eligible PS4 game on disc on a PS5 console with a disc drive

To upgrade an eligible PS4 game on disc to the digital PS5 version, you will need a PS5 console with a disc drive. PS4 game discs can’t be used with the PlayStation®5 Digital Edition.

  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.

Upgrade an eligible PS4 digital game on a PS5 console with a disc drive or PS5 Digital Edition

To upgrade an eligible digital PS4 game you already own to the digital PS5 version:

  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.

Switching between PS5 and PS4 versions on your PlayStation®5

If you own the PS4 and PS5 versions of the same game, here's how to switch between them:

  1. From the Games Home Screen, go to the Game Library. 
  2. Select the game and press X
  3. Select the [...] button on the screen to view options. 
  4. Select the version of the game you want to download or play.

 

Note: If you are unsure of what version of the game you are viewing on this screen:

  • PS4 versions display PS4 beside the game title at the top of the screen.
  • PS5 versions only display the game title.

Art books, Soundtracks, and other extras

If you are looking for art books, games soundtracks, or other extras that were included with your purchase, here is where you can find them:

  1. From the Games Home Screen, go to the Game Library. 
  2. Select the game and press X
  3. Select the [...] button on the screen to view options. 
  4. Select the extra content you want to access. 

Please repeat these steps to switch back to your game, or different extra content.

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