Im playing on ps5, my friends are playing on ps4, the game claims its cross-gen but people playing on different versions (ps4 and ps5) cant play together, so i downloaded the ps4 version but none of my game data is there, so i either have the start from scratch to play with my friends, or continue with all my stuff on ps5 alone.
My suggestion - make the game ACTUALLY cross-gen so ps5 version can play with ps4 version and vise-versa, and fix the issue where game data isnt cross-progression, otherwise you’ll have many fans furious when they upgrade to a ps5 and have to start from scratch, or sacrifice the ps5 versions better graphics just to keep their data.
1. I encountered this issue on both ps4 and ps5
2. I was playing alone (not optionally)