Okay, that’s not what we wanted to hear. E.g. Yakuza: Like a dragon Confirming that the PlayStation 4 save data upgrade won’t be brought to the PlayStation 5 version, Gene Park of the Washington Post says that it may be the case with many other general titles you’ll be able to get a free upgrade. He says he “has heard a lot from various devs that saving PS4 won’t work on PS5. Xbox Series X seems to have brought your old save files with you”. He then expands: “It’s not strictly [backwards compatibility], It’s about PS5 upgrades like Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Moreles [and] Yakuza “.
We must make it clear that in PS4 games the quote is targeted you will get a free PS5 update rather than just playable ones with backwards adjustment. These include Watch Dogs, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, and Cyberpunk 2077. If this proves to be true, it means that even if we were in the middle once, we would have to start single player games again. A long promotion. There is no better example than the religion of the murderer. The game was released on PS5 just two days before the launch of PS5 in the US – who bought the current Zen version and chose to upgrade and then have to restart the game in a few weeks? If someone runs Cyberpunk 2077 promotion on PS4 and then wants to play DLC on PS5, what happens there? Of course they will need a full layered character and they will not have access to it.
Again, we must emphasize that the claim is not currently certain, but after Yakuza: As Dragon has announced that it will really happen in that particular game, we can’t help but think a little. Let’s hope Sony came up with some sort of feature to convert a PS4 service to PS5 as it could quickly become a real problem.