The action-adventure Kena: Bridge of Spirits was a small highlight for many viewers during Sony’s PlayStation 5 event. Now the makers have confirmed a service that is probably quite important for many gamers.
This is an upgrade from the PlayStation 4 version of Kena: Bridge of Spirits to the PS5 version of the title. According to reports, among others, the developers at Ember Lab have meanwhile confirmed that owners of their upcoming action-adventure will be able to upgrade from the current-gen version to the next-gen version for free.
Specifically, when a fan asked whether the game would offer a free PlayStation 5 upgrade to the PS4 version of the title, Ember Lab recently responded on Twitter by saying, “Yes! We don’t have the time limit details yet, but the upgrade is slated to be free!”
We don't have the time limit details yet, but the upgrade is slated to be free!
— Kena: Bridge of Spirits (@emberlab) August 12, 2020
Thus, the developers of the action-adventure support a strategy similar to that of Ubisoft or CD Projekt Red, who also make a free jump for their upcoming cross-gen games Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Far Cry 6 and Cyberpunk 2077 from current consoles on the next-generation systems. 505 Games, the publisher of the third-person shooter Control, recently received criticism for the decision to only provide owners of the upcoming Ultimate Edition of the game with a free next-gen upgrade.
In the role of the young soul named Kena, the player embarks on a journey to find a sacred mountain shrine near an abandoned village. Not only there are all kinds of secrets about the hidden world, but souls that the protagonist wants to free are also trapped. Kena is supported by small ghosts, the so-called “rot”, with whose help she can manipulate the environment.
Kena: Bridge of Spirits will release later this year for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PC.