You are planning the move to the new PlayStation 5 and are looking forward to free upgrades of PS4 games that you have already purchased. But what if you lose your saved games? This could be the case with some games.
PS5 upgrades: You sometimes have to play twice
As the developers of Yakuza: Like a Dragon announce on Twitter, it will be possible for players to upgrade their PS4 version to the PlayStation 5 for free. The catch is: you will unable be yours already to transfer existing saved games:
This is of course particularly annoying when players have already invested a lot of time in an open world game, for example, and then decide to switch to the PS5. Then it's all over from the beginning. Such a case could definitely arise in the much anticipated Assassin's Creed: Valhalla.
The open world adventure from Ubisoft will be released on November 10, 2020, nine days before the next-gen Sony release. That would mean that players either do the Loss of saved files accept or go straight to grab the more expensive PS5 version would have to.
Definitely come lots of choices to players when and in which version they want to purchase games in order to save either time or money.
PS4 games from Sony should be safe
It remains to be seen which games will be affected in the end. Since Sony, in contrast to competitor Microsoft Upgrade process not with a centrally regulated service offers, but assigns responsibility to the developers of the individual games, how exactly the free upgrades are carried out will also differ from game to game.
At least the games from the Sony studios do not seem to be affected by a loss of memory. As confirmed on Twitter, Spider-Man: Miles Morales will be one Transfer of the PS4 saved status support:
It is very possible that this will be the case with other games from Sony, such as Horizon: Forbidden West. However, it has not yet been confirmed. Or just play it safe and order the game directly for the PS5 Amazon in front:
Here you get an overview of all games confirmed so far for the PS5:
With the release of the PS5 in particular, decisions about buying games will be very tricky. Hopefully, in the near future, other developers will provide information about taking PS4 saves with you. For many gamers, this may also influence the decision to buy the upcoming consoles.