Despite the ability to upgrade from a Playstation 4 version of the game to the Playstation 5 version for free, according to a recent post on the official Dirt 5 Twitter channel any progress you may of made on the Playstation 4 version of Dirt 5 will NOT be transferred over to the Playstation 5, meaning you will have to start from scratch in regards to Career, currency and saved liveries
However, you will still be able to transfer over your Playgrounds creations, so it isn’t too bad, right? To be honest though some may of already known about this prior to the official confirmation through Twitter, but having said that this one is still going to hurt a bit.
As you can see from the above Twitter post, everyone on the XBox One and planning to switch to the XBox Series X/S will be okay, and thus this does not involve them.
However, for those on the Playstation this one is surely going to hurt. Especially if you have spent or plan on spending quite a bit of time on Dirt 5 to then only have to redo it all on a newer system from scratch.
Apparently the reason why the Playgrounds mode creations can be transferred and not the actual save data (Career, currency and saved liveries), is due to the fact that the Playgrounds mode creations save data is stored on the developer’s servers and thus online.
However, this is apparently nothing new when it comes to the Playstation 4 and the Playstation 5, as other titles such as Yakuza: Like a Dragon will allow users to upgrade to the Playstation 5 version of the game for free, however just like with Dirt 5 you cannot transfer any save data between the two systems.
This only seems to be an issue amongst Playstation owners however, as Xbox’s Aaron Greenberg was quick on the issue with a Twitter post of his own.
Though having said that, a lot of XBox games benefits from the Smart Delivery system which allows for save data transfer between different systems, this is obviously a feature that the team at Sony do not have, nor do they currently have anything close to it for that matter.
The question also remains that whilst the team at Microsoft have stated that game data is transferable, does this also include games that are not backed by the Smart Delivery service? Thus in actuality it doesn’t include all of the games?
Also, in regards to Fallout 4 that specific game is said to be a backwards compatible and not an actual cross-gen title.
This is indeed a confusing one, hopefully in time we will learn more. However, for now and for those on Playstation I think it is safe to say that the majority of games, if not all will require you to restart from scratch if you are planning on taking advantage of the free Playstation 4 to Playstation 5 game upgrades.
- GAME: DIRT 5
- DEVELOPER: Codemasters
- November 6th 2020 – XBox One, Playstation 4, PC
- November 10th 2020 – XBox Series X/S
- PLATFORM: XBox One, PS4, PC, XBox Series X/S
SOURCE: DirtGame, Twitter, TheSixthAxis
- SEE ALSO:
- DIRT 5 – General News