While there are some good deals in the offing for upgrades of certain AAA titles from current- to next-gen versions - complete with carry over of multiplayer progress - it looks like single-player campaigns will have to be started from scratch.
Kotaku has checked in with EA, Activision and Ubisoft on their big releases and none of them are confirmed as having carry-over of single-player save data.
While you'll be able to bring your multiplayer progress with you from current-gen versions of Battlefield 4
and Call of Duty: Ghosts
and Xbox One
, you'll have to start again on the single-player.
That's arguably not such a big deal on those two, given that the big draw it the multiplayer. Ubisoft, however, has said that you also won't be able to bring your Assassin's Creed IV
save data with you. That really puts a dent in the appeal of upgrading and may see players sticking to one generation.
It's currently unconfirmed whether Watch_Dogs
, which is also part of Sony's upgrade promotions, will enable save ports.