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Upgrade PS4 games to PS5 free: All compatible games, enhancements, save transfer, and more

A look at all the titles that can be upgraded for free from PS4 to PS5 including how to transfer progress and what new features can be expected.
Did you hear the news? Next-gen console gaming is going to be a little more consumer friendly this time round, with both the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 allowing gamers to upgrade their game if they own it on the previous generation.

So for example if you pruchased a Plastation 4 version of FIFA 21 in October, and are lucky enough to get a PS5 at Christmas you can upgrade the game to the PS5 for absolutely free.

upgrade games from Ps4 to Ps5 free all games saved games
(Picture: Sony)

This isn't the same as backwards compatibility, which both consoles support to varying degrees, this is a complete upgrade to a next-gen version of the game with support for all the graphical bells and whistles that the new consoles offer.

How this upgrade works, and what progression (save games, unlocks, etc) you can take over, is different for every title so to give you a helping hand and save you a potentially costly mistake we have put together a guide of all the games that you can upgrade for free from PS4 to PS5.

ps4 games on ps5 upgrade free all games fifa 21EA are offering 'Dual Entitlement' for all their major sports franchises. (Picture: EA Sports)

We will also detail how the versions differ and what, if any, progression is kept when you upgrade.

 

All games you can upgrade from PS4 to PS5 for free

These are the currently confirmed games that will offer a free upgrade to PS5 for gamers that own the PS4 edition.

Take note: Not all games will be available at launch e.g FIFA 21 will release on PS5 and Xbox Series X on the 4th December.

 

Game PlayStation 4 PlayStation 5 Free Upgrade Save Transfer
Assasin's Creed: Valhalla
  • Full HD
  • 30fps
  • 4K
  • HDR
  • 60fps
Yes -
Atelier Ryza 2 - - Yes -
Borderlands 3
  • Full HD
  • 30fps
  • 4K
  • 60fps
Yes Yes
Bugsnax - - Yes -
Control
  • Full HD
  • 30fps
- Yes -
Cyberpunk 2077

30fps

- Yes -
Dead by Daylight -
  • 4K
  • HDR
  • 60fps
Yes -
Destiny 2
  • Full HD
  • HDR
  • 30fps
  • 4K
  • HDR
  • 60fps
Yes -
DIRT 5
  • Full HD
  • HDR
  • 60fps
  • 4K
  • HDR
  • 120fps
Yes No
DOOM Eternal
  • Full HD
  • 60fps
- Yes -
Far Cry 6 - - Yes -
FIFA 21 - - Yes, before the release of FIFA 22 Only Ultimate Team and Volta Football Progress
For Honor
  • 1080p
  • 30fps
  • 4K
  • 60fps
  • Improved Visuals
Yes Yes
Ghost Runner - - Yes -
Guilty Gear Strive
  • 1080p
  • 60fps
  • Improved resolution
  • 60fps
Yes -
Hitman 3 - - Digital version only -
Horizon Forbidden West - - Yes -
Immortals Fenyx Rising - - Yes -
Kena: Bridge of Spirits - - Yes -
Little Nightmares II - - Yes -
Madden NFL 21 - - Yes,before the release of Madden NFL 22 Only MUT, Franchise, and Yard progress
Maneater
  • 30fps
  • 4K
  • 60fps
Yes No
Marvel's Avengers
  • 30fps
  • 4K, 30fps
  • Dynamic 4K, 60fps
Yes Yes
Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales - - Yes Yes
Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom
  • 1080p
  • 60fps
  • 4K
  • 120fps
Yes -
Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate -
  • Dynamic 4K
Yes -
NBA 2K21 - - Mamba Forever edition only Only MyTeam Progress
No Man's Sky
  • 1080p
  • 30fps
  • 4K
  • HDR
  • 60fps
Yes Yes
Outriders - - Yes -
Planet Coaster: Console Edition - - Yes -
Praey for the Gods
  • 30fps
  • 60fps
Yes -
Riders Republic - - Yes -

Sackboy: A Big Adventure

- - Yes -

The Elder Scrolls Online

  • Full HD
  • HDR
  • 30fps
- Yes -

The Pathless

- - Yes -
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Full HD
  • HDR
  • 30fps
- Yes -
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege
  • Full HD
  • HDR
  • 60fps
  • 4K
  • HDR
  • 120fps
Yes -
Watch Dogs Legion  -
  • 4K
  • 30fps
  • Raytracing
Yes -
WRC 9 - - Yes -
Yakuza: Like a Dragon
  • Full HD
  • 30fps
  • 4K
  • HDR
  • 60fps
Digital version only No
 

How do I upgrade my games from PS4 to PS5?

Upgrading your games is easy and for the most part involves you signing into your PSN account on your PlayStation 5 and heading to the PSN Store and downloading the next-gen version.

PlayStation 5 PSN store ps4 games saved games
(Picture: Sony)

If you have a physical copy of a game on PlayStation 4 but a Digital Edition PlayStation 5 fear not - for most games that will simply involve you downloading the game from the PSN store when it is released.

Transfering your save games and progress will depend on what game it is. 

For singleplayer games that support the transfering of save games you will simply enable your PlayStation account's cloud storage for save games and then access it from the PlayStation 5 with the option to download all game content stored in the cloud to your new machine.

PS4 PS5 save games cloud transfer
(Picture: Sony)

EA's sports titles will allow you to carry your Ultimate Team, MyTeam etc over to the next-gen version, and back again, but progress in career mode etc will not transfer.