If you own a PS4 and buy a PS5, you can start over with old games . Several game developers have now confirmed that saved games cannot simply be transferred to the next-gen PlayStation. Competitor Microsoft uses the steep model for Xbox advertising.
The PlayStation 5 is backwards compatible and plays almost all PS4 titles. However, you cannot automatically update your saved games to new hardware along with your games. Recently, Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered and Yakuza: Like A Dragon announced that game progress is non-transferable. Now more games will follow, as Eurogamer reports.
Transferring backups to the next generation is not a given
The Codemasters studio on Twitter states that the PS4 save data for the upcoming “Dirt 5” racing game cannot be used on the PlayStation 5. The same goes for the “Maneater” shark simulator from Tripwire Interactive: According to the official forum, there is a free next-gen update to the PS5 version, but no option to take backups with you. You also need to earn new trophies on the PS5. PlayStation maker Sony has yet to comment on the issue.
Microsoft Highlights Xbox Benefits
Meanwhile, competitor Microsoft is trying to cash in on the headlines, as the company uses Twitter to highlight the benefits of its own Xbox ecosystem. Memory states are obviously much more compatible – “Dirt 5”, for example, allows transfer without any problem, according to the developers. We will be able to gain more experience on the topic of intergenerational memory games starting in mid-November when the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X / S hit the market.