But at least you no longer have to install Ghost of Tsushima on PS4 and upload files to a server to download it.
Due to the generation change, transferring PS4 to PS5 wasn’t as smooth as gamers would have liked. On the new PlayStation 5, you had to install the PS4 version, manually upload game saves to a dedicated server, uninstall it, install the PS5 version and download the saves… This is quite a hassle, especially compared to the competing solution. Well, in the case of Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut, Sony has come up with a solution that, while still a long way from Xbox Smart Delivery, is at least a step in the right direction.
As posted on the game’s official Twitter account, those who have Ghost of Tsushima saved on PS4 will be able to transfer it directly to PS5 without having to upload it to a server or install the PS4 version. Now, have your PS4 save on your PS5 storage, launch the game’s next-gen version, and select the Save Transfer option from the game’s main menu. Trophies will be unlocked when the game loads. You can only transfer saves from the PS4 Director’s Cut, as this is currently the only version that offers cross-generational upgrades.
To transfer a PS4 save to #GhostOfTsushima Director’s Cut on PS5, have it in your PS5 storage and select "Transfer PS4 Console Save" on the menu (we recommend downloading the latest patch first).
If you’re a PS Plus member with cloud saves, download locally before transferring. pic.twitter.com/Sg99k5Wc18
— Ghost of Tsushima ? Director's Cut Out 8/20! (@SuckerPunchProd) August 18, 2021
It’s a halfway solution to this cumbersome procedure, as you still need to manually download the save from the PS Plus cloud to import, or if you don’t have a paid console subscription, you’ll need to copy the file from your old PS4 to a USB stick to transfer it to your new PS5. The difference is enormous but comparing the same process for games like Marvel’s Spider-Man or Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade, to name just two examples.
It remains to be seen whether the Japanese company will manage to streamline the process to Smart Delivery levels by the time its next-generation releases arrive, including titles such as Horizon: Forbidden West, God of War Ragnarok and Gran Turismo 7.
Returning to Sucker Punch‘s samurai adventure, Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut will be released on 20 August with all the content and an expansion as significant as the first act of the original game. Ahead of its release, we invite you to check out our Ghost of Tsushima review to see what makes this title so unique.