PS5 hands Xbox Series X a win in this CRUCIAL area

Reports on this PS5 feature indicate fans might have something to worry about

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The PS5 and Xbox Series X are both launching this November within days of one another, and the conversation around the hardware's pros and cons is hotting up with each passing day.

The PS5's SSD speed is something we've been hearing developers rave about for months, for example, while the Xbox Series X is being touted as the "most powerful console on the market" when it drops.

The upcoming PS5 games library includes a number of exclusives that Sony has managed to secure, but the Xbox has its Game Pass streaming service, so between them, they offer solid options for different preferences.   

But something about the PS5 has come to light that isn't going to make potential customers very happy. 

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If you're planning on upgrading to the PS5 at launch, or grabbing one for Christmas, you may find yourself in a position where you'll be playing the upgraded version of a game you started on the PS4 and will be finishing on the PS5; but it looks like the support for the transition of save data between the PS4 and PS5 versions isn't guaranteed – and the decision may depend entirely on the developers.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon developer, RGG Studio, took to Twitter to clarify that players can upgrade to the PS5 version of the game using their PS4 disc but added that save data won't make the trip between the two pieces of hardware.         

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The title isn't available on next-gen consoles until March 2, 2020, but launches on current-gen consoles here in the west on November 13, so if you upgrade your system in that four month window, that's a possible bugbear. 

Meanwhile, Insomniac Games has confirmed that this issue is non-existent with Marvel's Spider-Man. The studio's community director, James Stevenson, told a fan that save files from the Mile Morales DLC on PS4 will transfer to the PS5 if they upgrade. 

The confusion has been compounded with a tweet from game journalist Gene Park, who says he's heard from numerous devs that save data may not transfer from the PS4 to PS5 when playing upgraded titles. 

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By contrast, this isn't going to be a problem for players transitioning from the Xbox One to the Xbox Series X, which has definitely scored Microsoft some brownie points.

While this issue has only been flagged for one cross-gen game so far, it sounds like there's some kind of a hurdle for developers to get over in order to facilitate the save data transfer. 

We may see more announcements like this in the months to come, so if slogging through the same portion of a game twice isn't your idea of fun, you may want to put off buying certain titles on your PS4 and hang on until you've got your new PS5.   

Source: Metro

Shabana Arif

Shabana worked at as News Editor covering tech and gaming, and has been writing about video games for almost a decade (and playing them since forever). She's had bylines at major gaming sites during her freelance career before settling down here at T3, and has podcasts, streaming, and video content under her belt to boot. Outside of work, she also plays video games and should really think about expanding her hobbies. If you have any tech or gaming tips, shoot over an email or DM her on social media.