State Of Live Games: How Every Game-As-A-Service Is Going Into Next Gen

As the release of the Xbox Series X/Xbox Series S and PlayStation 5 comes closer, one question in particular becomes ever more relevant: How many game-as-a-service titles are getting next-gen ports? And, of course, there is the follow-up: How many of them will keep the hundreds of hours of save data that I’ve invested into the game already?

Below, we take a look at all the major game-as-a-service titles that are still receiving new content drops, updates, and hotfix patches and listing whether they are getting next-gen ports. If they are (or if there’s a possibility that they could), we also list whether they support cross-play and cross-progression. We also let you know whether you’ll need to buy the game again. To help you find what you’re looking for, the games are listed in alphabetical order.


BioWare has announced that it plans on giving the loot-shooter a complete overhaul following Anthem’s rocky launch, but next-gen console ports haven’t been announced as part of those plans. We assume that Anthem 2.0 will get Xbox Series X/S and PS5 ports, but we can’t know that for sure–it could remain on current-gen hardware, only playable on next gen via backwards compatibility. On current-gen platforms, Anthem does not support cross-play or cross-progression.

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