Final Fantasy fans must be feeling great after the weekend. Between getting the FF7 Remake for free on PS Plus and 2 new mobile games in Ever Crisis and The First Soldier, the PS5 upgrade of Final Fantasy VII Remake has also been revealed. Entitled “Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade“, the PS5 version will sport various graphical and performance updates, along with a new DLC that introduces our favorite Materia thief, Yuffie.
PS4 gamers who are looking forward to playing the new DLC content will be out of luck, unfortunately, as Square Enix have confirmed that the Yuffie DLC will not be coming to the PS4 and will be a PS5 exclusive.
According to an FAQ page from the FF7R Intergrade Website, the new Yuffie episode is “optimised for PlayStation 5, so it is not available on PlayStation 4.” This effectively means that you’ll need a PlayStation 5, which is currently out of stock, in order to enjoy the full benefits of not just the performance upgrade, but the DLC contents as well.
The Yuffie DLC is also available as a standalone purchase for those who have availed of the free PS4 to PS5 upgrade, but no price has been revealed for it yet. You also cannot play the Yuffie episode without purchasing Intergrade or from upgrading to the PS5 version from the PS4, even though you can purchase it separately.
Quite a number of answers about the rather confusing upgrade from PS4 to PS5 were also answered, which you can check out below:
What are the enhancements and new system and gameplay additions in FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE INTERGRADE?
FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE INTERGRADE includes a wealth of graphical, gameplay and system enhancements:
– Immerse yourself in the city of Midgar like never before, with improved textures, lighting, and background environments
– Players can switch between two game modes:
“Graphics Mode” prioritises 4K high-resolution graphics
“Performance Mode” prioritises smooth action at 60 frames per second
– Capture and share your memorable moments from the game with a fully customisable “Photo Mode”
– Players can enjoy immersive battles by using the DualSense PlayStation 5 controller with its haptic feedback integration
Do I need to buy FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE INTERGRADE if I already own FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE?
If you already own FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE for the PlayStation 4 (physical or digital version) and own a PlayStation 5, you can download the free FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE PlayStation 5 enhancement update. * Please note the PS4 version of Final Fantasy VI Remake available to PlayStation Plus members is not eligible for the PS5 digital version upgrade. This update does not include the new episode featuring Yuffie. The new episode featuring Yuffie can be purchased separately. An internet connection is required to obtain the free PlayStation 5 enhancement update. However, if you have purchased FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE (physical edition) for PlayStation 4, and own the PlayStation 5 digital edition (the model without a disc drive) then you are not eligible to download the upgrade.
Can I play FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE on PlayStation 4 if I’ve purchased FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE INTERGRADE on PlayStation 5?
Your purchase of FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE INTERGRADE on Playstation 5 does not entitle you to play FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE on PlayStation 4. Customers who would like to play FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE on PlayStation 4 need to purchase it separately.
Can I play the new episode featuring Yuffie on PlayStation 5 without purchasing FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE or FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE INTERGRADE?
The new episode featuring Yuffie can only be played by either purchasing FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE INTERGRADE on PlayStation 5, or by purchasing it separately after completing the free PlayStation 5 enhancement upgrade. * Please note the PS4 version of Final Fantasy VI Remake available to PlayStation Plus members is not eligible for the PS5 digital version upgrade.
Will my save file for FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE work with FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE INTERGRADE?
Yes. You can carry over save data from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5.
An update patch which supports carrying over PlayStation 4 save data will be available before the PlayStation 5 version of FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE INTERGRADE is released.
After the patch has been applied, an option will appear on the title menu for the PlayStation 4 version to carry over your save data.
What is included in the Digital Deluxe Edition of FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE INTERGRADE?
The Digital Deluxe Edition of FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE INTERGRADE comes with a digital mini soundtrack featuring songs, such as “Descendant of Shinobi”, and a digital artbook which includes concept art and character sheets.