Yakuza: Like a Dragon will be releasing a few months later for PlayStation 5 users, but PS4 game owners will receive a free upgrade when March 2, 2021 rolls around. Unfortunately for those planning on scooping up the PS4 version of the game in November, those save files won't transfer to the PS5 in March.
Ryu ga Gotoku Studio (RGG Studio) took to Twitter to clarify that though both the physical and digital version of the PS4 title will be upgraded to the PS5 version for free, the save data between the two generations will not also transfer.
To clarify, physical owners of Yakuza: Like a Dragon on PS4 can also use the original disc to upgrade to the PS5 version when it releases on March 2, 2021.— RGG Studio (@RGGStudio) September 28, 2020
Save data will not be transferable between the PS4 and PS5 versions of the game.
"To clarify, physical owners of Yakuza: Like a Dragon on PS5 can also use the original disc to upgrade to the PS5 version when it releases on March 2, 2021," reads the above post. "Save data will not be transferable between the PS4 and PS5 versions of the game."
The news isn't all bad, however. The release date for all other platforms for Yakuza: Like a Dragon has been bumped up, now releasing on November 10 for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. There's also a new movie coming out, which gave us the perfect opportunity to gush about our dream casting picks.
What are your thoughts on the state of transfers between the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 systems? Understandable, or does that make you want to wait to play on March 2? Weigh in with your thoughts on the latest info dump in the comment section below. You can also see what else is going on with the Yakuza universe with our previous coverage here revealing a new upcoming movie!