There’s A Small Catch When Upgrading To A Next-Gen Title
There will be numerous cross generation game upgrade plans for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. For example, you can pay $10 to upgrade a PS3 title to its PS4 version.
However, there is a small catch attached to this. Players who participate in any cross generation upgrade will be forced to restart the single-player campaign, as progress will be lost due to the save file not carrying over.
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A number of publishers have warned that single-player saved data will not be retained in the transfer to a next gen version.
Sony has confirmed that Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Watch Dogs, and Battlefield 4 are part of their digital upgrade policy, while UK retailer GAME has stated that it will offer £40 credit on Xbox 360 and PS3 copies of FIFA 14, Battlefield 4 and Call Of Duty: Ghosts when they are traded in for the next-gen versions of the same game.
EA and Activision, on the bright side, have confirmed that online multiplayer data for Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty: Ghosts respectively will transfer across generations, since that data is server-based.
However, single player save files for current gen versions of those games, in addition to Assassin’s Creed IV, won’t be compatible with next-gen versions, as confirmed by Kotaku today.
Ubisoft hasn’t yet confirmed if it will be a similar case for Watch Dogs, but you should expect it if you’re planning to buy the current-gen version and then make the jump to next-gen later on.
Sony has also confirmed that players who use its digital upgrade scheme will need to keep the PS3 disc to put into their PS4 in order to enable gameplay.