Sony has been revealing information about the PlayStation 5 in bits and pieces. For now, it is not looking very good for the next-gen Sony console. New concerns about the details of the backward compatibility of the PlayStation 5 are now emerging, and they all hint at game saves not being carried over. Read on!
Sony has confirmed that 99% of the PlayStation 4 library will work on the PlayStation 5, but the details about the backward compatibility make it sound like it won’t be a flawless process. For starters, Sony had revealed that the Spider-Man remaster for PS5 will not let you carry over the game saves from the PS4 version. Now Yakuza: Like a Dragon developer, RGG Studio, has confirmed the same for the game:
To clarify, physical owners of Yakuza: Like a Dragon on PS4 can also use the original disc to upgrade to the PS5 version when it releases on March 2, 2021.
Save data will not be transferable between the PS4 and PS5 versions of the game.
— RGG Studio (@RGGStudio) September 28, 2020
On the other hand, Xbox seems to be nailing cross-generation play and backward compatibility. SEGA Comms Manager Jonathon Stebel confirmed the save data for Yakuza will work as expected on the new-gen Xbox consoles:
Yep, we confirmed it quite a while ago so it might be good to explicitly mention it again. Smart Delivery and cross-save between Xbox Series X | S and Xbox One / Xbox One X is supported.
— Jonathon Stebel (@More_Synergy) September 28, 2020
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