A PlayStation 5 version of last year best dart-throwing game is out today in Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade, Which one do to the door looks nicer (and gives some other snazzy improvements too, I suppose). The thing is, upgrading from PS4 to PS5 version is not exactly a no-brainer.
If you already own a digital version of Final Fantasy VII Remake, can you see Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade—And its luxury version – listed as “unavailable” in PlayStation Store. What?
The specific version you are looking for (there are five lists in the store right now) is the “FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE upgrade for PS4 version owners”, which is both extremely high and also a mouthful. Honestly, just hit “upgrade” into the store front and the version you’re looking for should show up somewhere close to the top. If you own a digital copy of the game, it must be stated with $ 0. Download away.
Essential for upgrading to Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade does not provide free access to the bonus chapter starring Yuffie. It’s available for $ 20. You’ll see it listed as “unavailable” in the PlayStation Store until you review the upgrade.
As with all cross-gen games, it’s far too easy to get started—or even accidentally download– PS4 version while trying to play PS5. Keep an eye out for a “PS4” written in lightweight font next to the game title. If you see it, click on the three-point menu under the tile and switch to PS5. You know you’re playing a PS5 game if no platform is written next to the title.
You do not need to have the PS4 version installed on your PS5 to claim it Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade. Also note: As our colleagues on Kotaku Australia point out, if you claimed Final Fantasy VII Remake via PS Plus you are not entitled to upgrade for free.
What if I own Final Fantasy VII Remake on disk?
Do not worry. You can still find the free upgrade. You just A) need a PS5 model with a disc drive (of course) and B) will have to pop the disc in every time you want to play.
A complex upgrade path is not the only wave rocking today’s release Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade. Instead of a hassle-free data transfer process – as you would find with a next-generation upgrade on the Xbox Series X / S, thanks to the platform’s “Smart delivery“Function – you need it first upload your saved files one at a time from the PS4 version. Then repeat the process reverse from the PS5 version.
Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade is exclusive for PS5 for “at least” six months.