My characters and worlds are gone

to begin with i haven’t played on my ps4 for about half a year and now that i’m back i wanted to play genZ only to see that all my characters, worlds and inventory’s are gone, all my trophies that i’ve gotten playing the game are still there, i don’t know if there has been some type of wipe or anything and that’s why i’m posting here

Well, the trophies aren’t saved in the games savegame-file, they are saved in your psn account.

There was no wipe, but If you deleted your savegame-file, and there was no backup in the cloud, the data probably is gone.

hm, i sold the ps4 that i originally played genz on and cleaned it, can that be the reason?

Yes, reseting ps4 system will erase everything.