Like many other games, DIRT 5 and Maneater will receive free PS4 to PS5 upgrades – but there is a catch, as you’ll need to start both titles over. Sony’s approach to cross-save appears to be down to developers to implement; Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales will allow you to transfer your progress between the two consoles, but Yakuza: Like a Dragon will not.
Now it’s been confirmed that Codemasters’ rally racer and Tripwire Interactive’s self-proclaimed ShaRkPG will follow the latter’s path. Writing on Twitter, the DIRT 5 team explained: “On PlayStation, your Playgrounds creations can be carried over, but other game progress (Career, Currency, Saved Liveries) cannot.” It added: “If that changes, we'll let you know!”
As part of an FAQ, the team behind Maneater explained: “This is a separate application/game on PlayStation 5 and Trophies, stats, and saves will not transfer.” We know, from the PS Vita days, that it’s possible to make combined game profiles across multiple PlayStation platforms. It sounds like what’s happening here is that some developers have decided not to take advantage of that, effectively creating new profiles for Sony’s next-gen system – despite the upgrades being free.