PlayStation Plus edition of Final Fantasy VII Remake getting PS5 upgrade option


Make those shiny faces that little bit shinier

Square Enix has announced that it will be rolling out a PS5 upgrade option to the Final Fantasy VII Remake players who “purchased” the title via PlayStation Plus back in March of this year. If you recall, the critically acclaimed RPG was offered out as one of March’s PlayStation Plus offerings but, as a caveat, players were unable to receive the free upgrade to the title’s next-gen edition.

Well, as of this week, it seems that this is no longer the case. Anybody who has the PS Plus edition of Final Fantasy VII Remake, (and a PS5, obviously), will be able to upgrade to the new version. The PS5 port features faster loading times, improved texture quality, and new performance options including 2160p visuals at 30 FPS or 1512p visuals at a slicker 60 FPS. Additionally, DLC expansion Intermission will retail at a 25% discount for a limited time. So you see, it benefits Square Enix to roll out the upgrade, given the additional DLC sales that it will facilitate. I see you, SE.

Final Fantasy VII Remake, which on paper seemed like an incredulously risky endeavor, turned out to be one of the best remakes in video game history, as well as one of 2020’s very best releases. The remake injects one of the most beloved adventures of all time with brilliant new visuals, engaging and cinematic cutscenes, and smart and surprising new story turns — winning over new and old fans alike. The title recently arrived on PC, although reports from Digital Foundry have criticized the port for severe technical shortcomings that compromise both the gameplay and narrative experience.

Final Fantasy VII Remake is available now on PlayStation and PC platforms.