Since the launch of the PlayStation 5 last November, free upgrades from PS4 to PS5 have been fairly common as developers re-release their titles with upgrades for the next generation. The only problem was that if you have a physical copy of a PS4 game , you will also need to purchase the PS5 system with a disc drive in order to qualify for the free upgrade, i.e. until now . Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is the first game we know of that allows you to upgrade from the physical PS4 edition to a digital version on PS5, meaning you can still freely qualify for the current generation adventure even. if you have a disk without a system.
There is a process associated with this free upgrade, but it seems worth it if you want to save some money. Essentially you need to validate your Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order purchase with EA, and then they’ll send you a digital code to use on PS5. To get started, you need to go to EA’s help website and select PS5 as the platform of choice. Then choose the first option entitled “Codes and promotions”, then “Replace the disk with the code”. You will then be prompted to complete a form with proof of purchase attached – we assume a screenshot of a physical receipt or online order confirmation will suffice.
The form indicates that an EA Advisor will respond to your query within 72 hours. Therefore, while you might have to wait a few days for the code to pass, it’s better than doubling down. So despite the fact that EA ditched this PS5 version without any fanfare, it actually seems to have done a pretty good job of making it a smooth process. Not only can physical PS4 owners grab a free digital copy on PS5, the port also bypassed the awkward backup transfer process. You can simply download your PS4 save from PS Plus cloud storage or a USB drive and the PS5 version will recognize it right away. Why can’t all PS4 to PS5 upgrades be this easy?