It’s easy when you know how.
Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut releases tomorrow and for PS5 players, that means a possible next-gen version of the game. I say possible because if you want to upgrade your PS4 version to the improved PS5 edition, you’ll have to pay extra. Yay…
But, let’s assume that you don’t mind throwing Sony a tenner for an upgrade. How do you get your Ghost of Tsushima PS4 saves to work on PS5? You don’t want to start it all again, right? Here’s how you do it.
How to Transfer Ghost of Tsushima Save Files from PS4 to PS5
If you still have your PS4, you can copy your Ghost of Tsushima save file to a USB stick and then move it to your PS5 manually.
If you have played the PS4 version of Ghost of Tsushima on your PS5, you will already have a PS4 save file. In which case, you will select “Transfer PS4 Console Save” from the Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut main menu. This is probably the easiest method.
If you are a PS Plus member and you have your save file up in the cloud, you can download the PS4 save file to your PS5, and then initiate the “Transfer PS4 Console Save” from the main menu.
If you’re not sure if your PS4 save file is up in the cloud, go to your PS4 and press the “options” button on the Ghost of Tsushima tile, and then upload the save data. Then, from your PS5, you can go to the game’s tile and download the latest cloud save to retrieve your progress. Easy peasy. It’s not hard at all.
And what if you don’t have PS Plus, cloud saves, or your PS4? Well, you’re buggered, aren’t you? It means you get to play Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut from the very beginning and do it all over again. You lucky sod…