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Yakuza: Like a Dragon fixes issues with the PlayStation 5

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Courtesy of Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio

Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio (RGG), developer of the famed Yakuza series, announced on Twitter on March 2 that issues pertaining to the upgrade process from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5 have been resolved.

Though Yakuza: Like a Dragon was a launch title for the Xbox Series X|S and had released for the previous generation on Nov. 10, PlayStation 5 players had to wait until March 2 to get their hands on the newest installment in the series. However, once players did get their copy, a few issues arose. 

Mainly, players who owned the PlayStation 4 version were told to re-purchase the game on their PlayStation 5, even though Yakuza: Like a Dragon allowed players to get the next-gen version – and downloadable content – for free. That said, RGG was able to fix this particular issue rather quickly and a patch was out that same day. 

Another issue was that players who had a save file on the previous generation version would not be allowed to carry their save file onto the next-generation version. This could be problematic for some players who may or may not already have a save file on the previous generation, forcing them to start from scratch. 

Although this may be a downer for some, other gamers may not be too worried about it as the Yakuza series has always been known for its engaging story, humorous side stories and relatively simple combat system. Nevertheless, kudos to RGG for finding a problem and solving it rather quickly.

In Yakuza: Like a Dragon, players take control of Ichiban Kasuga. A former Yakuza member, Kasuga was part of the Tojo Clan, the same organization of former protagonist Kazuma Kiryu. From Like a Dragon onward, Kasuga is slated to be the series’s new protagonist, with SEGA effectively retiring Kiryu. 

In other news, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life is set to release on Xbox Game Pass on March 25, at which point all Yakuza games will be available for download. Yakuza: Like a Dragon is available now for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

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