Cross-platform saves import confirmed for UEE

  • Like we already knew but also from PS3 to Xbox One and from 360 to PS4, and apparently it's done with that "account linking" feature on the Battle.net site:

    http://www.destructoid.com/diablo-iii-ultimate-evil-edition-will-allow-cross-platform-save-imports-278811.phtml

    Of course this does NOT mean we'll be able to use our PC characters on console.
  • Just to confirm, in an upcoming console patch for PS3 and Xbox 360, we'll be enabling what we're calling "cross-brand" or "cross-generational" transfers for Ultimate Evil Edition. As the name suggests, these transfers will allow players to copy their character save data across brands and across platform generations.

    We'll have more details to share once the patch is live, including how to complete a transfer with step-by-step instructions and how Battle.net account linking works. In the meantime, here's a quick list of what's supported:

    • PS3 > Xbox One
    • Xbox 360 > PS4
    • PS3 > PS4
    • Xbox 360 > Xbox One


    The goal of cross-brand/cross-generational transfers is to support players who may have switched brands when next-gen systems were released for PlayStation and Xbox, but don't want to leave their progress from original Diablo III behind when upgrading to Ultimate Evil Edition.

    As a follow up to that, please note that the following cross-platform transfers will not be supported:

    • Xbox 360 > PS3
    • PS3 > Xbox 360


    For same-platform upgrades to Ultimate Evil Edition (PS3 > PS3 and Xbox 360 > Xbox 360), your character save data will be automatically loaded once the game is installed. No additional steps needed!

    07/29/2014 03:45 PMPosted by TozziFan
    Of course this does NOT mean we'll be able to use our PC characters on console.


    Correct. :)
  • 07/30/2014 03:13 PMPosted by Dwarfonstine
    Does that mean that my save files will also transfer?


    Yup! Your heroes, items, and game progress will all transfer.
  • 07/30/2014 06:02 PMPosted by xBloodToadx
    What happens to vanilla pre orders on Xbox 360-Ps4? The items will transfers over but will new characters get the goodies?


    Your pre-order bonuses from original Diablo III will transfer only if you’re moving to the same brand (i.e. PS3 > PS4 or Xbox 360 > Xbox One). Once transferred to UEE, newly-created heroes on the account will also receive the bonuses.

    Please note that the pre-order bonuses from original D3 will not transfer if you’re moving to a different brand (i.e. PS3 > Xbox One, Xbox 360 > PS4).

    07/30/2014 02:59 PMPosted by NoIdeasCome
    Does this mean those of use who still have our save file on a flash drive, but no longer have a last gen console are out of luck?


    Not necessarily. If you don’t have your original, current-gen Diablo III disc, there’s still a way for you to transfer your save data to another brand or platform generation for UEE. You’ll just need your save file on a USB and a current-gen Diablo III disc (again, it doesn’t have to be your disc, specifically; borrowing a disc from a friend, for example, for a one-time transfer will work just fine).

    We'll provide more details once cross-brand/cross-generation transfers are available.
  • 07/31/2014 02:07 PMPosted by DougDeJ
    You're going to be releasing a patch for the non Ultimate Evil Edition of the game, to support pushing the character data to some server? And once that's done, the Ultimate Evil Edition (on PS4/XB1 only) will be able to pull it in from the cloud? (The UEE on XB360/PS3 will just pull the data in from local storage instead, if I understood you.)


    Correct. As an addendum, if you're transferring cross-brand (i.e. PS3 > Xbox One, Xbox 360 > PS4) you will also need to link both your PSN and Xbox Live accounts to Battle.net. This is the "Battle.net Linking" you may have heard mention of before:

    https://us.battle.net/account/management/links.html

    (The PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of UEE will also have an Export Save option for players who may not yet have a PS4 or Xbox One, but still want to pick up UEE on their current-gen system. If these players later pick up a PS4 or Xbox One and want to continue playing the game, they can export their save from PS3/360 on UEE and get their save on PS4/One. In order to do this, though, you'll need to have PS4/One version of UEE.)

    I probably sound like a broken record right now, but we'll be covering all this in great (potentially pain-staking detail) once these transfers are available. :)
  • Cross-brand and cross-generation transfers are now available! For more info, visit: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/15058023/