Dirt 5 progress on PS4 won’t transfer over to PS5

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Dirt 5 developer Codemasters has announced that saves for the game on PS4 won't carry over to the PS5.

The announcement comes from the official Dirt 5 Twitter account. The developer explained to a query from a consumer that although saves for the game can transfer between the Xbox One and the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, the same can't be said of the PS4 and PS5 versions of the game.

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So if you're purchasing Dirt 5 on the PS4, you won't be able to carry over your career progress, currency, saved car designs, and more to the PS5 version of the game if you upgrade your console.

This follows hot on the heels of a similar announcement for Ryu Ga Gotoku's Yakuza: Like a Dragon. Set to launch later this year on November 13 for the PS4, Like a Dragon won't be coming to the PS5 until March 2021, and when it launches on Sony's next-gen console, your PS4 saves won't transfer to the new platform.

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Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg had a little fun subtweeting Playstation shortly after the announcement, it would seem. "At Xbox we put gamers first," wrote Greenberg on Twitter, responding to Microsoft's Larry Hryb talking about how the Xbox Series X takes advantage of "four generations of compatibility" for save transfers from the Xbox One to the Series X.

For a complete list of all the additional games aside from Dirt 5 headed to Sony's next-gen console, check out our upcoming PS5 games article.

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.