A PlayStation 5 model of final yr’s best darts-throwing game is out right now in Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade, which makes that door look prettier (and gives some other snazzy enhancements too, I suppose). Thing is, upgrading from the PS4 to the PS5 model isn’t precisely a no brainer.
If you already personal a digital model of Final Fantasy VII Remake, you would possibly see Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade—and its deluxe version—listed as “unavailable” within the PlayStation Store. Huh?
The particular model you’re searching for (there are 5 listings on the shop proper now) is “FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE upgrade for PS4 version owners,” which is each extraordinarily loud and in addition a mouthful. Honestly, simply punch in “upgrade” on the storefront and the verison you’re searching for ought to pop up someplace close to the highest. If you personal a digital copy of the sport, it needs to be listed at zero bucks. Download away.
Crucially, upgrading to Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade doesn’t grant free entry to the bonus chapter starring Yuffie. That’s accessible piecemeal for $20. You’ll see it listed as “unavailable” within the PlayStation retailer till you undergo with the improve.
As with all cross-gen video games, it’s all too straightforward besides up—or even accidentally download—the PS4 model whereas attempting to play the PS5 one. Keep an eye fixed out for a “PS4” written out in light-weight font subsequent to the sport’s title. If you see that, click on on the three-dot menu beneath the tile and swap to PS5. You know you’re enjoying a PS5 recreation if no platform is written out subsequent to the title.
You don’t must have the PS4 model put in in your PS5 to assert Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade. Also of word: As our colleagues at Kotaku Australia point out, when you claimed Final Fantasy VII Remake by way of PS Plus, you received’t be eligible to improve without spending a dime.
What if I personal Final Fantasy VII Remake on disc?
Don’t fear. You can nonetheless nab the free improve. You’ll simply A) want a PS5 mannequin with a disc drive (clearly) and B) should pop the disc in each time you need to play.
A fancy improve path isn’t the one wave to rock right now’s launch of Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade. Instead of a seamless save information switch course of—such as you’d discover with a next-gen improve on Xbox Series X/S, because of that platform’s “Smart Delivery” function—you first should upload your save files one at a time from the PS4 model. Then, you must repeat the method in reverse from the PS5 model.
Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade is exclusive to PS5 for “at least” six months.