Final Fantasy 7 Remake: how does the free update from PS4 to PS5 work?

Final Fantasy 7 Remake: how does the free update from PS4 to PS5 work?

Final Fantasy 7 Remake

During the State of Play Square Enix announced Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade for PlayStation 5, confirming at the same time the possibility for owners of the game on PS4 to get the free upgrade to the next-gen version. But how exactly does it work?

In the press release released by the publisher we read that "if you already have the physical or digital version of Final Fantasy VII Remake for PS4 you can download the free update for PS5. This update does not include the new one. Yuffie episode. Content can be purchased separately. If you have purchased the physical version of Final Fantasy VII Remake for PS4 and have a digital PlayStation 5 without a player then you will not be able to download the update. "

The update concerns only the technical contents (in this regard, here are the differences between Final Fantasy 7 Remake for PS4 and PS5) including the two Graphics and Performance modes, full support for DualSense and Photo Mode while Episode Yuffie will not part of the upgrade.

Episode Yuffie is included in Final Fantasy 7 Remake for PS5 whether you decide to buy the Standard Edition (79.99 euros) or the Digital Deluxe Edition (99.99 euros) ), this includes in addition to the game and Yuffie episode also a digital artbook and mini soundtrack.

‘Final Fantasy VII Remake’ will be a PS Plus freebie with a catch

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After Sony’s latest State of Play stream, it’s clear why the company announced the next batch of free games for PlayStation Plus members a couple of days later than usual. Final Fantasy VII Remake headlines the March lineup. At State of Play, Sony showed off the PS5 version of the game, which will have upgraded graphics, higher framerates, other improvements and a DLC episode.

But here’s the rub. If you claim FF7 Remake through PS Plus, you won’t get a free upgrade. You'll still need to buy the current game for the upgrade or pay directly for the PS5 version, Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade.

The other games on the March slate look solid. First-person puzzle game Maquette is intriguing, with its recursive, mind-bending riddles requiring some out-of-the-box thinking. If you get stuck, you can call on the console’s Game Help feature for guidance. Like Bugsnaxand Destruction AllStars, Maquette is making its debut as a PS Plus freebie for PS5 owners. It'll also be available on PS4 and Steam next week.

a person wearing a hat: Cloud in Final Fantasy VII Remake © Square Enix Cloud in Final Fantasy VII Remake

You’ll also get your hands on a pair of shooters: PS4 third-person survival game Remnant: From The Ashes and PS VR title Farpoint. Meanwhile, Destruction AllStars remains on the list for a second month. Sony will update the PS Plus offerings with these games on Tuesday, March 2nd, and they’ll remain up for grabs until April 5th.

You have until March 1st to snag the other games in the current lineup, Control: Ultimate Edition and Concrete Genie. There’s plenty to look forward to as well. PS Plus subscribers will be able to claim the PS5 version of the long, long-overdue Oddworld: Soulstorm at no extra cost when it’s released in April.