Capcom rolled out the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S upgrades for Resident Evil 7 and the remake of Resident Evil 2 and 3 yesterday. However, it seems that PS5 owners who didn’t purchase Resident Evil 7 and instead grabbed the game through the PlayStation Plus Collection aren’t able to upgrade their PS4 copy of the game to the enhanced PS5 version.
The PlayStation Plus Collection is a library of games exclusive to PS5 owners. It entitles new console owners access to a handful of PS4 games including Days Gone, God of War and Resident Evil 7. Sadly, Sony seems to have locked the RE7 upgrade away from those who redeemed the game on the service.
This is not the first time Sony has done this. In fact, Sony also disabled the free PS5 upgrade to Final Fantasy VII Remake for those who got the game as the monthly PlayStation Plus title in 2021. The same went for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. Sony restricted PlayStation Plus subscribers who owned the game through the service by disabling the paid upgrade to the Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection. However, Sony did reverse this decision in December last year and allowed PS4 owners of Final Fantasy VII Remake a free upgrade to the PS5 version.
Players who own Resident Evil 7 through the PS Plus Collection will sadly have to fork out money to purchase the entire game again. There’s no paid upgrade system here that allows owners to pay a fee to upgrade their PS4 game to the PS5 enhanced edition. We don’t know whether or not like Final Fantasy VII Remake, Sony will offer the free PS4 to PS5 upgrade for Resident Evil 7 later down the line. It is a case of waiting for that change or spending money on the enhanced game.
Source: Trailer – YouTube