ATLUS has confirmed that there will be no upgrade path available from Person 5 Royal on PS4 to the upcoming PS5 version, which means players will simply have to buy the game again, regardless of ownership.
It’s not the news that players definitely wanted to hear, but it isn’t much of a surprise, since the lack of any mention of an upgrade at the time of the game’s announcement already made players suspicious.
There is always the chance that the PS5 version of Persona 5 Royal will be made available to players through PlayStation Plus, whether as a free monthly title for all subscribers or it gets added to the catalog of games at the Extra tier.
Even that still puts the game behind a paywall, but at least it doesn’t mean you would need to essentially pay the full price for a game you already own over again.
Source – [Gematsu]