If you've been planning on getting Codemasters' upcoming rally racing game Dirt 5 and switching to the next-gen console, you should know that your platform of choice may limit your progression.
As confirmed by Codemasters themselves, and spotted among the replies by the keen eyes of our colleagues from Video Game Chronicle (VGC), Dirt 5 cross-progression will work on Xbox Series X but not on its competitor PlayStation 5.
Some of the features will carry over from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5, but it's best if you heard it straight from the horse's mouth.
"Currently on Xbox, all progress can be carried over between generations. On PlayStation, your Playgrounds creations can be carried over, but other game progress (Career, currency, saved liveries) cannot. If that changes, we'll let you know", they wrote in response to one user's tweet.
In another response, Codemasters explained that there will be no cross-platform transfer of your Dirt 5 Playgrounds creations, but cross-generation transfers thereof will work on both Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5.
We're not exactly sure, although it certainly doesn't look like it, whether Dirt 5 being an Xbox Series X/S launch title has anything to do with. From what we've read, it looks like it's a technical issue, but we should find out more on that soon.
What we do know is that Codemasters spoke pretty highly of Microsoft's gear, and especially Xbox Series S, the X's little brother.
Their technical director David Springate has said that developing for Xbox Series S is a breeze, as it's basically the X edition that simply aims for a lower resolution, i.e. 1440p. In other words, developing Dirt 5 for S has been as easy as dialling down the X version.