PlayStation gamers are furious at the announcement of a new PS5 port. PS5 has been out for a few months, but there is not much to play on it that you can not play on PS4. That said, while PS5-only releases are still scarce, many of the most popular PS4 games continue to come to the console with the right next-generation ports. The latter is Wreckfest, a dormant hit from 2018 that cultivated a significant player base on the PS4 that will have to pay more money to play this new PS5 version.
Yesterday, publisher THQ Nordic and developer Bugbear Entertainment announced it Wreckfest got a proper PS5 version on June 1st that would cost $ 40. In addition to this, they confirmed that those who already own the game on PS4 can upgrade, but not for free. Rather, they have to pay $ 1
As you’d expect, many are more than willing to pay $ 10 for the upgrade and are happy to see the game get a proper PS5 version. However, many are also upset and protest against the upgrade, which they believe should be free.
In response to this criticism, the THQ Nordic Twitter account has defended the decision, across several responses, with one reading as follows:
“We, the publisher, are charging for upgrades to support the devs who have spent the last few weeks adding new technology and improvements to the game,” the official THQ Nordic Twitter account said. “Do not buy the PS5 version, but be aware that they put a lot of work into it, and $ 9.99 is a very reasonable price for it.”
Do not fall for it
Another greedy publisher trying to get $ 10 for free upgrades. Do not fall for it. They all did the same song and danced with online passages in the past. It does not take long and the upgrades will be free.
– imaidiot19 (@imaidiotWill) March 29, 2021
Do not support this
Do not support these devices that are trying to charge for upgrades. 👎
– James Cartwright (@ JamesCartyBoy88) March 29, 2021
I do not understand the complaints. I think $ 10 is fair for an upgrade to the next generation.
– CoalaTV @ (@ coalabr14) March 29, 2021
Do not pay for it
As a PS5 owner, I do not pay £ 9.99 for the upgrade, it is free for Xbox players. They can whistle after that
– Kenny Little (@ LaughingHyena74) March 29, 2021
Can’t wait to do the upgrade
Ignore all the stupid freeloaders who criticize you for charging for an upgrade that has a job and dedication behind it.
Some enlightened people think developers work for the love of art.
A job well done pays off. Point.
I have the PS4 version and I want to buy the PS5 upgrade pic.twitter.com/BS9gSIGbke
– Dani (@ focustop10) March 30, 2021
Thank you for putting a sour taste in your mouth for a game I really enjoyed. Good luck on your game.
– ʊəʂʂʊɲɹʠ ʊəʂʂʊɲɹʠ (@totallynotretro) March 29, 2021
A little disappointed
My PS5 will be coming sometime in the next 10 (ish) days, so I definitely have some of this !! 🙌 A little disappointed that the upgrade is not free … But I paid £ 49.99 for a game that has been added a LOT at no extra cost, so I will be happy to shell out a little extra 😉👍
– Baker1707 @ 🏴🎮 (@ Nick_Baker777) March 29, 2021
Not just happy, really happy
Very happy to hear this news! Will there be more details about the improvements that come with this upgrade? Will one day be a purchase from me anyway 😁
– Bubek (Noisia wannabe) (@PSN_iBubek) March 30, 2021
Greed Greed Greed
Greed. Greed. Greed. PC gamers do not have to pay for better graphics fidelity, so why console gamers? Any respect for you lost and I will never buy a new game from @THQNordic.
– Daniel J. Machado (@Gandromil) March 29, 2021