Dirt 5 Supports Cross-Gen Saves On Xbox Series X/S, But Not PS5

While Codemasters’ Dirt 5 will offer free next-gen upgrades for both PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S players, the former will not be able to transfer any progress from the PS4 version of the game when making the jump to the newer console.

This was confirmed on the game’s official Twitter account in a response to a fan question. When upgrading Dirt 5 from PS4 to PS5, the game will allow you to move across any Playground track creations but no progress from its campaign, any in-game currency, and custom livery designs. By comparison, all of these are supported when moving your save from Xbox One to Xbox Series X/S.

Dirt 5 is supporting Microsoft’s Smart Delivery program, which makes its cross-gen save situation easier to understand. But it’s now another game in a growing list of PS4 titles with next-gen upgrades that won’t support save transfers. Yakuza: Like a Dragon will also not let you transfer your save when it launches in March for PS5, while Sony’s own Spider-Man will not let you bring over your progress to the PS5 remaster. Curiously though, save transfers between the PS4 and PS5 versions of Spider-Man: Miles Morales are supported.

Dirt 5 is launching alongside the Xbox Series X on November 10 after two small delays. It will also launch on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on the same day, before coming to PS5 on November 12 when Sony’s console launches.

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One Of The Best Nintendo Switch Controllers Gets A Pac-Man Makeover

The Hori Split Pad Pro is one of the best Nintendo Switch controllers you can buy. Each handle slides into the Switch, replacing the Joy-Cons and giving you more substantial pads to use in handheld mode. Hori recently released a number of different colours, and now the company has revealed a Pac-Man-themed version of the Split Pad Pro. It’s available to preorder now for $60 with a release date of November 19.

The new Pac-Man design has the little yellow guy on the left controller, accompanied by the blue ghost Inky, while the right controller features red ghost Blinky, pink ghost Pinky, and orange ghost Clyde. Beneath them, the controller features the classic Pac-Man map.

If you’re interested in more product recommendations, check out our Nintendo Switch gift guide. There are a lot of different controllers, headsets, and accessories that will make any Nintendo fan happy this holiday season.

Pokemon Go Is Removing Some Of Its Pandemic Bonuses This Week

Pokemon Go developer Niantic has been making numerous changes to the game over the past few months to make it easier to play from home amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but some of these tweaks won’t be around for much longer. Niantic has announced that some of the bonuses it implemented in the game will soon be phased out, while others will remain fixtures “for the foreseeable future.”

Beginning tomorrow, October 1, the distance it takes to hatch eggs will return to normal, although Niantic says it will also include more incubators in boxes you can get from Pokemon Go’s in-game shop. Additionally, Incense will now only be more effective while you are walking. Your Buddy Pokemon will also still give you gifts, but only when you’re close to running out, and only once per day.

Although these bonuses are being reverted, a handful will remain available going forward. You’ll still be able to carry a maximum of 20 gifts in your inventory, and you’ll still receive triple the normal amount of XP and Stardust for the first Pokemon you catch each day. Finally, Incense that you use will remain active for 60 minutes rather than the original 30 minutes. You can read more about the upcoming changes on the Pokemon Go website.

Niantic already has a number of October events lined up for Pokemon Go. A new set of Field Research tasks goes live starting October 1. Each time you achieve a Research Breakthrough next month, you’ll encounter the Ghost/Bug Pokemon Shedinja. Beyond that, a fashion-themed event will kick off in the game starting October 2. That’s also the same date the game’s current Legendary, Zapdos, will leave five-star Raids, with Moltres taking its place until October 9.

In other Pokemon news, The Pokemon Company confirmed that Pokemon Go compatibility will be added to Pokemon Home before the year ends. Once this functionality is live, you’ll be able to transfer certain monsters from the mobile game to the storage service and then bring them into Pokemon Sword and Shield. You’ll also get a few bonuses for transferring a monster. First, you’ll receive the Mystery Box in Pokemon Go, which is used to summon the Mythical Pokemon Meltan. You’ll also get a Melmetal that’s capable of Gigantamaxing as a Mystery Gift in Pokemon Home.

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