[HOT] : Prepare to start over; Doom Eternal for PS5 has no way to transfer your progress.
In context: Moving backups from PlayStation 4 to PS5 continues to be a problem. The developers have a hard time inventing a less cumbersome solution than having both versions of the game installed, but they fail. Bethesda, meanwhile, has a new solution: just restart the game.
Bethesda released the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions of Doom Eternal on Tuesday, which should be a feast for the eyes of those who have played on last-gen boxes. However, those on PlayStation 4 who expect to continue their campaign on PS5 are out of luck. Bethesda did not include a save file transfer process for the PS5.
It is not that surprising. PlayStation 4 saves are not compatible with the PS5 and developers are struggling to convert them. Usually the process ends in an awkward mess, so the developers of Doom have apparently given up on implementing a solution altogether, or at least until they find a better way.
Earlier this month, Square Enix finally added a save converter to the PS5 version of Final Fantasy VII Remake, but it’s less than practical. It requires users to have both versions of the game fully or partially installed to move PS4 saves to the PS5. Marvel’s Avenger transfers are also a problem.
Having no save transfers is the least of Doom Eternal’s issues on PS5, given that some players are reporting that the game is not available to them. Kotaku’s Ari Notis notes that after downloading the PS5 upgrade, his icon on the PS5 dashboard had a locked symbol and would not start.
Bethesda tweeted that she was aware of the issue and was working on a fix. In the meantime, at least one Reddit user thinks they have a workaround.
“Like a lot of people I clicked on ps5 update and it didn’t let me download either version of the game and had app locks but after going to the ‘storage / games and apps “and manually deleted the mini” ps5 eternal doom campaign upgrade file “, it appears to have fixed the download files for all versions and set them up like all other ps5 digital upgrades . A grain of salt, but I hope this helps. “
On the bright side, if you can get it to work, you can enjoy Doom Eternal in three different enhanced modes: Ray Tracing mode at 1800p / 60fps, Performance mode at 1800p / 120fps, or Balanced mode for 4K gameplay at 60fps. .