Through Person Channel, ATLUS has published a series of questions and answers relating to the new editions of Persona 5 Royal announced for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Among all, the one relating to the eventual stands out free update from PS4 and PS5 and at physical editions of the game.
The answer to the first question is no, There is no free or paid upgrade from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5, those who already own the game will have to purchase it again. For the second, the title will also be available in physical format, but only on PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch, Xbox players will have to be content with including it on Game Pass or purchasing it digitally. Below you will find the complete translation of the FAQ.
Persona 5 Royal – Questions and Answers
Q. I have never played a Persona game. Will I still be able to enjoy playing Persona 5 Royal?
A. You can get started with Persona 5 Royal without any problems. (Of course, if you like Persona 5, we’d be very happy if you played the previous titles as well.)
Q. Can I play Persona 5 Royal even if I haven’t played Persona 5?
A. Persona 5 Royal is the latest version of Persona 5, with many additional elements that were not present in the original version. This is content that can be enjoyed by both those who haven’t played Persona 5 and those who have.
Q. What is the difference between Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal?
A. The main differences between the two games are as follows:
- A new story (the “Third Semester” never seen before), with the addition of new characters (Kasumi Yoshizawa and Takuto Maruki).
- The possibility to take advantage of the vision of events, animations, illustrations, listen to the background music through the cognitive world of “My Palace”, where it is possible to talk with the characters encountered during the game.
- Downloadable content such as alternate costumes and challenges with the Persona 3 protagonist and Persona 4 protagonist.
Q. If I purchased the PlayStation 4 version of Persona 5 Royal, can I upgrade to the PlayStation 5 version of the game?
A. We apologize, but there are no concessions for purchasers of the PlayStation 4 version of Persona 5 Royal. We would appreciate if you could purchase Persona 5 Royal for PlayStation 5 to be able to play it on PS5.
Q. What platforms will the physical version of the game be available on?
R. PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch.
Q. Will there be a limited edition version released?
A. There will be no limited edition.
Q. Will there be special bonuses specific to some stores?
A. They are currently in preparation. As soon as they are ready, we plan to publish this information for each store in the buying guide.
Q. When will it be available on Xbox Game Pass?
A. You will be able to play Persona 5 Royal on Game Pass from the day of its release, October 21, 2022.
Source: ATLUS Street Persona Central
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