Players who will first purchase the PS4 version of Spider-Man: Miles Morales and later upgrade to the PS5 version can use the save game transfer without any issues. This can still be used after upgrading to the PS5 version. James Stevenson, Community Director at Insomniac Games, referred to this on social media.
First, a Twitter user asked the question: “Do save files transfer to ps5 if i upgrade from miles morales ps4” to which Stevenson’s short and concise answer was: “Yup”.
He left the technical background open. So Stevenson did not provide any information on whether players need to subscribe to PlayStation Plus in order to use this feature, which is normally required to use cloud saves. It would be an option, however.
An announcement on Yakuza: Like a Dragon made it clear that the compatibility of the save game file is not a matter of course. In the course of the morning, the developers announced: “Save data will not be transferable between the PS4 and PS5 versions of the game.” Reasons were not given.
The incompatibility of the saved data was also confirmed not long ago in the Spider-Man Remastered version. After it was announced that the standalone adventure will also be available for the PS5 in addition to the PS4 version, Insomniac Games pointed out that the remaster will not support transferring of the save data. In the justification, there was talk of different trophy lists.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales is one of the launch titles for the PS5. The new console will be released on November 12, 2020, at a price of $399 (digital edition) and $499.99 (basic version). Pre-orders are currently not possible.