When they see how Final Fantasy VII Remake players on PlayStation 4 have already invested a few hours in an action RPG, they will naturally want to continue their old save file in Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade on PlayStation 5. Although the saved file can be transferred, it is possible will not be automatic and players will first have to take the next step to the PS4 version of the game.
Other PlayStation games, such as Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Marvel’s Avengers, require owners to upload their PS4 storage data from the game, and Final Fantasy VII Remake works similarly. Version 1.02 of the title added the Load Data Save option to the main menu, directly below the Load Game option. Selecting this option displays all your PS4 game storage files. Select which file to save the file you want to transfer, press X to select and the game will upload the file and tell you to download it from the game version for PS5.
The prompt clarifies that you will be able to “upload as many saves as you want, but each must be uploaded separately.” This basically means that you can only have one PS4 save file uploaded to your PS5 system; After downloading this PS4 save file to the game version for PS5, you can upload another PS4 save file to the PS5 console. In addition, the settings will not be transferred, but your progress in the trophies will continue – expect a lot of annoying announcements about the trophies in a row.
When you open Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade on your PS5, the Download Save Data option will be in the main menu. Select it and download the uploaded saved file from there. It’s not the perfect solution because it requires you to have both versions of the game installed on your PS5, but it basically treats them as separate products, but the hassle will be worth it if you want to continue on the road with Cloud Strife.