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Yakuza: Like a Dragon doesn't have cross-saves between PS4 and PS5

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It took mere hours for that goodwill Sega earned to go right out the window. Earlier this morning, we found out that Yakuza: Like a Dragon will offer free next-gen upgrades on PlayStation. Of course, it's not just that easy.

Anyone who buys Yakuza: Like a Dragon on PS4 will get a free upgrade to the PS5 version when it launches on March 2, 2021. However, developer RGG Studio clarifies that saves aren't compatible between the two versions:

Now consumers are left in a weird catch-22. They can buy it on PS4 immediately (right at launch of PS5 nonetheless), and play it knowing that upgrading to the next-gen version will mean starting the game all over four months later. Or they can just wait for Like a Dragon on PS5. Neither option is necessarily good within the context that a free upgrade is on the table.

More broadly, is this going to be the norm for cross-generation saves on PlayStation? And if so, why? There aren't a ton of examples yet so it's tough to definitively say, but it seems to be trending in that direction. Maneater's free upgrade on PS5 necessitates a separate application and saves don't carry over. The Spider-Man remaster is also its own SKU that won't support PS4 saves.

Eventually we'll get the low-down on the architectural issue that prevents cross-saves in some instances. For now, it just seems like it'll be on a case-by-case basis. For some games, it probably won't be much of an issue. For Yakuza: Like a Dragon, only the diehards are going to play it twice in a four-month window; everyone else will have to make the call whether they want to play the last-gen version right away or wait a while for the PS5 version.

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