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PSA: Active PS Plus users can upgrade to PS5 version of FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE this month

If you claimed FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE in March 2021 as a PS Plus member, you can upgrade to the PS5 version starting December 22. Plus, the FF7R EPISODE INTERmission DLC is also on sale!


Hello everyone - just a quick post to let you know about some exciting FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE news.

Back in March this year (wait, are we in December already?!), FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE on PS4 was included as as a part of the March 2021 games benefit for PS Plus members. Players who’d claimed the game as a PS Plus benefit were unable to upgrade to the shiny new PS5 version (dramatic pause) … until now!

We’re delighted to let you know that that active PS Plus subscribers who claimed the game can upgrade to the PS5 version at no extra cost from December 22, 2021.

What’s more, between December 22, 2021 and January 7, 2022 you can also purchase the excellent FF7R EPISODE INTERmission with up to 25% off!

What’s included in the PS5 version of FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE?

The power of the PS5 means that the game has never run smoother, played better or looked prettier.

Here’s just a brief rundown of the improvements the next-gen version has to offer:

  • Improved textures and lighting - Midgar is crisper and more detailed than on PS4. New textures, a new lighting system and improved background elements mean you can experience the City of Mako in its true (slightly dystopian) glory!

  • Graphics Mode - choose this option if you want prioritize crystal clear 4K resolution graphics and see the game at its absolute prettiest.

  • Performance Mode - choose this setting to experience smooth action at 60 frames per second. For what it’s worth, it’s my preferred way to play.

  • DualSense™ wireless controller support - battles are more immersive thanks to haptic feedback integration. You’ll really feel the throttle through the adaptive triggers in the bike sections!

  • Faster loading times - you can load any chapter or save in literal seconds. It’s glorious!

  • New difficulty settings - ‘Classic Mode’ can now be used on normal difficulty. This makes the computer take control of character movement and basic attacks, allowing you to focus on commands in a playstyle that hearkens back to the original FINAL FANTASY VII.

  • Photo Mode - you can express your inner artist or just capture and share memorable moments with the customizable photo mode. Hold on, is this an opportunity for me to see my favorite moments anytime? I do believe it is!

Please note that the upgrade from PS4 to PS5 does not include the FF7R EPISODE INTERmission DLC. That must be purchased separately once you have claimed your upgrade… and it’s well worth it for reasons I will now explain:

What is FF7R EPISODE INTERmission?

In this expansion episode, players take control of Wutai ninja Yuffie Kisaragi on a dangerous mission to steal the ultimate materia from Shinra.

It introduces new characters, new gameplay including the ability to synergise attacks with a partner, new minigames (Fort Condor is amazing!) and more!

If you’re a fan, it really is a must-play. If you joined the FINAL FANTASY family with FINAL FANTASY REMAKE, you’ll get to see who Yuffie is and why she’s such a beloved character. If you played the original RPG… well, we probably had you at ‘Yuffie’.

If you want to give it a go, this month is a perfect time to get it. Between December 22 2021, and January 7, 2022, it’ll be on sale on the PlayStation Store, with up to 25% off.

Get FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE INTERGRADE (up to 25% off between December 22, 2021 and January 7, 2022)

And that’s basically all we have to say.

Just to reiterate: if you have a PS Plus copy of FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE in your library, make sure you claim the upgrade from December 22, 2021.

And also, definitely make sure you get FF7R EPISODE INTERmission while it’s on sale, because it gives you everything you could want out a new adventure - new gameplay, new story, a healthy dose of jazz and more.

Get FF7R EPISODE INTERmission (up to 25% off between December 22, 2021 and January 7, 2022)

Finally, here’s a load of small print and legalese covering some of the fine detail on the upgrade process.

  • You are eligible to receive a PS5 digital version of FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE at no extra cost if you already either (i) own a PS4 digital version of the game or (ii) own a PS4 disc version of the game and also own a PS5 console with a disc drive (you must insert the disc each time you wish you to download or play the PS5 digital version of the game). If you obtained FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE via PlayStation Plus Monthly Games then you must maintain an active PlayStation Plus subscription to get, download, and play this PS5 upgrade - if your PlayStation Plus subscription expires, you will lose access to FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE and will be unable to play any associated add-on content (such as FF7R EPISODE INTERmission) that relies on access to FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE.

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