Yakuza: Like a Dragon Won't Release on PlayStation 5 Until 2021

Fans hoping to pick up Yakuza: Like a Dragon on PS5 this November will have to wait a little while longer.

When Sega announced Yakuza 7 (Yakuza: Like A Dragon) during the Summer Game Fest, the game's PlayStation 5 release date was left up in the air, but not anymore. Yakuza 7 for PlayStation 5 releases March 2, 2020.

The release dates for the game's other versions have been moved up to November 10, the same as the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S launch dates.

Yakuza 7 on PlayStation 5 will support free upgrades for both digital and physical versions. The physical upgrade for discs just requires popping the PS4 disc into the PlayStation 5's disc drive, while the digital upgrade will be made available on the PlayStation Store.

However, save data will not be transferable between the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 versions.

It's not clear why the Yakuza 7 for PlayStation 5 is launching four months after the other versions, but Sega's Communications Manager Jonathon Stebel said "our dev team is hard at work optimizing all platforms for their release."

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Yakuza 7 news as it develops, and catch up on the latest news in the meanwhile, including Like A Dragon's job classes and a very Yakuza twist on social links.


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Mar. 8th 2021

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