It looks like you won’t be able to upgrade your PS4 copy of Persona 5 Royal to the PS5 edition for free.
It comes from a new FAQs (opens in a new tab) which was posted on the game’s Japanese website (thanks, Persona Central (opens in a new tab)), with the developer explaining that there are currently no plans to offer a free upgrade to owners of the PS4 version and that you will need to repurchase the title to play the PS5 version.
It also looks like only the PS5 and Nintendo Switch versions will be getting a physical release, with the Xbox editions being digital only. The developer also reaffirms that Persona 5 Royal is coming to Xbox Game Pass on day one if you missed it initially. We’ve reached out to Atlus for more information and will update this story if we get back to you.
If you’re not aware, Persona 5 Royal features loads of new content that wasn’t in the original, like a new character and party member called Kasumi, a new school semester, and a palace that expands the story. , two new possible endings, and much more. Persona 5 Royal is currently available on PS5 through backwards compatibility, although a PS5-specific version with all the bells and whistles is coming later this year.
Atlus originally revealed that Persona 5 Royal was branching out earlier this year during the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase, with the JRPG launching on Xbox and Steam alongside Persona 4 Golden and Persona 3 Portable.
Persona 5 Royal is set to launch later this year, though you’ll be waiting until 2023 for Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden.
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