Rumor: Not all PS4 save files will carry over to PS5

In a recent report, it was revealed that not all save files will carry over from the PlayStation 4 build of games to PlayStation 5, some requiring players to start completely over on major heavy-hitting titles.

In a recent report from PushSquare, it was revealed that some games, including Maneater, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, or even Cyberpunk 2077 could fall victim to a save file upgrade issue. While this has been averted in the past by multiple games, the generation jump proves to make things a bit more complicated with entirely updated versions of the games.

Much of the concern has been raised after Gene Park of The Washington Post stated that he’d heard “a lot from different devs that PS4 saves won’t work on PS5. Xbox Series X seems to bring your old save files with you. It’s not strictly about backwards compatibility, it’s about PS5 upgrades like Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Yakuza,” which should begin raising a few red flags to potential PS5 shoppers.

The concern mostly arises after the fact that some of this years biggest hits launch only days before or after the respective launches of the games as well as next-gen consoles. This includes highly-anticipated titles such as Cyberpunk 2077, Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War, and of course, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

The claim, while only targeting the likes of Yakuza: Like a Dragon, should still raise concern about other titles, showing that the way save files are handled, could make things a bit more complicated moving forward. With many titles already being lined up for post-launch DLC as well as post-launch support on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, you can expect fans to want more answers, which could put Sony in a tight spot with some titles exceeding over 100 hours of gameplay.

The only title at this time that has been confirmed, aside from Destiny 2, to have cross-gen save state support is Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, which will allow fans to jump from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5 seamlessly.

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