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Going forward, PS4 games can have a 'PS5 Upgrade Available' badge on their box

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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.

PS5 Upgrade Available on the Immortals Fenyx Rising box art

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.

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  • Going forward, PS4 games can have a 'PS5 Upgrade Available' badge on their box - Jordan Devore
  • (Update) Immortals: Fenyx Rising seems to be arriving in December, and it looks a lot less cartoony - Chris Carter
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