Atlus has already shocked fans with their announcement of a Soul Hackers sequel. And since then, there have been a few tidbits of information in the time since. But one thing that was unsure of, if the game is cross-gen will it support next-gen upgrades, and at what cost. And we have one answer as it appears that Soul Hackers 2 supports free PS5 Upgrade.
In a blog post-Q&A on their Japanese side, Atlus explains a little more info about the game. And that was a confirmation of the PS4 version being able to upgrade to PS5. And you can read their full answer below:
“Yes. If you have the PS4 version of this title, you can download the PS5 DL version at no additional charge. If you have a PS4 package version, you need to insert the PS4 version disc into PS5 each time you DL or play the DL version of PS5. Save data can be moved from PS4 to PS5Atlus Q&A Session 3/10
As you can see they confirm that not only will the upgrade be free for both digital and physical; but it will also support transfers as well. If this will work the same way it works currently is the question. Will players need to upload a save and then have to download it alongside the PS5 version? Now there was no confirmation of how it will work on Xbox Series X|S or Xbox One. It can be assumed they may take advantage of the Smart Delivery system but for now, it is unknown.
Alongside the confirmation of the next-gen upgrades, also came the confirmation of platforms, specifically Xbox. In the same Q&A Atlus confirmed that in Japan that the game will be Dl only. So it will not have a physical launch.
“Xbox Series X | S version and Xbox One version are exclusively for DL in Japan. Please note that there are no plans to sell the package version.”Atlus Q&A Session 3/10
So this confirms what many were expecting which was a digital-only version in Japan. While it may get a physical release in the west it is not sure if it will be physical on Xbox. But, fans can only hope. Soul Hackers 2 will be launching on August 25th in Japan; and on August 26th in North America and Europe on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Windows, and Steam.
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