Look for a heads-up near the bottom of the cover
How do you know if a PlayStation 4 game has a PS5 upgrade? Look for the badge on the box (maybe).
Looking over the box art for Immortals Fenyx Rising, Ubisoft’s take on Breath of the Wild-style open-world adventuring, the game has a “PS5 Upgrade Available” badge – the first I’ve seen of its kind.
Publishers are pretty much all doing their own thing with respect to cross-gen graphical and performance upgrades – whether or not they’re free, or paid, and for how long – and this badge is one way of delivering a heads-up that there is an upgrade, and that you’ll need to hit up Google for details.
In this specific case, Immortals will use Smart Delivery on Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S as a free perk, and the PS4 version of the game will grant access to the digital PS5 version at no extra cost.
File this story under “Mildly interesting next-gen fluff for a Friday afternoon.” Cool?
Here at Destructoid, we’re debating whether we should refuse to call Immortals Fenyx Rising by its new (and weirdly colon-less) name in favor of using the original, far less divisive title Gods & Monsters.