Ember Lab has announced that players who buy Kena: Bridge of Spirits on PS4 will be able to upgrade to the PS5 version for free. Ember Lab confirmed this news on Twitter. Kena: Bridge of Spirits has been confirmed to be releasing on PS4, PS5, and PC via the Epic Games Store. The tweet announcing the free upgrade can be seen below.
— Kena: Bridge of Spirits (@emberlab) August 13, 2020
The description for Kena: Bridge of Spirits says:
A story-driven action adventure with a stunning visual aesthetic combining exploration with fast-paced combat. Players find and grow a team of charming spirit companions called the Rot, enhancing their abilities and creating new ways to manipulate the environment. Kena: Bridge of Spirits seamlessly blends action and narrative into an unforgettable experience. Travel with Kena, a young Spirit Guide on a quest to uncover the mysterious story surrounding the demise of the village.
This move sees Ember Lab join other companies that will be supporting free cross generation upgrades, including CD Projekt RED with Cyberpunk 2077, and EA with both FIFA 21 and Madden NFL 21. However, not all publishers are supporting the free upgrade path but are instead charging for the option. 2K has confirmed that the only way to get both the current gen and next gen versions of the NBA 2K21 players will have to buy the Black Mamba edition of the game. Meanwhile, Remedy’s Control will also not have a free upgrade path. Instead, the upgrade is only available to those who buy Control: Ultimate Edition.