Update: As anticipated, Frogwares has officially confirmed that The Sinking City will launch worldwide on the PlayStation 5 from 19th February.
There’ll be no next-gen upgrade due to ongoing legal issues, unfortunately, but the Ukrainian developer has “thanked” fans for understanding.
Original Story: A next-gen version of Ukrainian developer Frogwares’ Cthulhu-inspired Lovecraftian sandbox The Sinking City has appeared on the New Zealand PS Store, and is available to purchase right now.
The game has been embroiled in a legal battle, which culminated in the removal of the PS4 version from Sony’s storefront, but it looks like the developer is self-publishing this PlayStation 5 port.
According to the description, the release will run in full 4K at 60 frames-per-second on PlayStation’s new platform, and it’ll boast improved graphic fidelity, faster loading times, and DualSense support.
There’s also a Deluxe version available, which bundles in various additional quests and content, and there are discounts for PlayStation Plus members.
While a free PS4 to PS5 upgrade would be nice, there’s no mention of that, and given the legal battles that have occurred around this release – well, we wouldn’t bet on one. We’ll check in with Frogwares all the same, as this version of the open world detective-‘em-up is technically yet to be officially announced – even if it’s available for purchase right now.