On June 10, Final Fantasy VII Remake, a sport about sporting all the most popular kinds out of the 2012 Paris Fashion Week, will land on PlayStation 5. Good information: You’ll be capable to switch your save information over from the PlayStation four model. Bad information: The course of is, and also you’ll by no means consider this, form of a large number.
Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade (that’s the very actual mouthful of a reputation for the PS5 model) will supply all the normal next-gen enhancements, together with the power to swap between graphical modes that prioritize both the next framerate or a sharper decision. The replace itself is free for individuals who already personal the sport. Anyone who upgrades to Intergrade may even get the choice to snag a bonus chapter starring Yuffie, a personality from the 1997 unique who was not current in Remake’s base sport. That chapter isn’t free.
Last night time, developer Square Enix pushed out an replace for Final Fantasy VII Remake that permits for the information transference course of. After you replace your sport, it’s best to see an possibility within the beginning menu to “upload your save data.” Though you need to add your recordsdata piecemeal, you’ll be able to add as many as you want, which must be music to the ears of those that like to avoid wasting scum. (Guilty as charged.) No one has entry to Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade simply but, however it’s protected to imagine the PS5 model has an identical possibility within the beginning menu.
The difficulty with all that is, you need to preserve Final Fantasy VII Remake, an 86 GB sport, in your laborious drive till you’ve accomplished the information transference course of—which is to say, till you’ve additionally put in the Intergrade model too. It’s unclear how a lot area, precisely, Intergrade will occupy in your PS5’s inside storage.
This complete course of mirrors an identical kerfuffle from earlier within the yr, when gamers of Marvel’s Avengers tried to upgrade to the next-gen version. That roughly labored (or, uh, didn’t work) the identical: To transfer your progress from the PS4 model to the PS5 model, you needed to first boot up the PS4 sport, navigate a sequence of in-game menus, boot up the PS5 model, and repeat the method in reverse.
It’s all quite cumbersome, isn’t it? Even in case you’re a member of PS Plus, which permits PlayStation gamers to again up saves to the cloud, you continue to can’t circumvent the method. It seems the PlayStation 5 essentially doesn’t help cross-gen save information transfers on a system degree, whether or not that’s a selection or a limitation or what. (Sony didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.)
Now, distinction the method with how issues work on Xbox. In almost each occasion, once you wish to carry save information from an Xbox One to an Xbox Series X or Series S, you merely must replace your sport and…begin taking part in. That’s it. Provided you’ve maintained an web connection, your whole information—your save recordsdata, your stats, your preferences and achievements—carries over routinely, because of a next-gen function known as “Smart Delivery.”
In the previous, I’ve derisively called Smart Delivery a “non-feature feature.” Twice. And, positive, even its most stalwart defenders must admit that “Smart Delivery” sounds a complete lot like a time period concocted in some late-Friday advertising assembly. But it’s confirmed to be a sleeper hit by way of next-gen quality-of-life options. My colleague Ethan Gach put it greatest: Smart Delivery turned out to be a pretty big deal in spite of everything. Today, I eat my footwear.
Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade will be exclusive to PS5 for “at least” six months.