Sony’s backup transfer protocol when switching versions of PlayStation 4 games to the PS5 was poor to say the least. Final Fantasy VII Remake – released this week – requires you to install the PS4 version of the game, upload your progress to the game’s cloud, install the PS5 edition, and then download the data. It’s not the end of the world, but it’s definitely embarrassing.

However, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order – which natively released on PS5 today – changes everything. The Next Generation Edition can read PS4 save data stored on your console , so you can pick up right where you left off. Obviously, this is how it should have been from the start, but it isn’t and so this news is actually a significant improvement.

“On PS5, make sure your console has the PS4 save data on system storage (either from the previous version of the PS4 on the console, download from cloud storage, or transfer through a USB key) ”, explain the EA instructions. “From there, there will be a ‘Import backup data from PS4 system’ prompt on the start screen. Just select this option and you will be able to use your old backup data.

Since this news was revealed, fans have also pointed out that Saints Row: The Third Remastered handles save transfers in exactly the same way. This is good news for those who have not yet upgraded to the PS5, as it signals a change in the way the next-gen console is able to read data, and therefore should result in more streamlined upgrades to the future.

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