After a bunch of misinformation earlier today the official Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio twitter account has come forward to let us know exactly who gets a free upgrade to the next gen version. Answer; EVERYONE!
This also unfortunately comes with some bad news that save games are not able to be brought over to the Playstation 5 meaning any PS4 owners will need to restart Ichiban’s adventure from the beginning. A tall order for an 80 hours game for some.
Anyone looking to play a next gen version at launch will need to grab the Xbox Series X version. Anyone that wants to start fresh on PS5 will need to wait until March 2nd 2021.
To clarify, physical owners of Yakuza: Like a Dragon on PS4 can also use the original disc to upgrade to the PS5 version when it releases on March 2, 2021.
Save data will not be transferable between the PS4 and PS5 versions of the game.
— RGG Studio (@RGGStudio) September 28, 2020