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Final Fantasy 7 Remake will be one of March’s free PlayStation Plus games, according to a listing on the PlayStation Store.
The game’s Japanese store page carries a caveat that the PS4 game will be obtainable at no additional cost for PS Plus subscribers, and notes that this version will not be eligible for a free upgrade to PS5’s upcoming Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade.
Square Enix announced on Thursday that owners of Final Fantasy 7 Remake on PS4 will be able to upgrade to the PS5 version for free and transfer their save files.
UPDATE: Sony has officially confirmed March’s PS Plus games will be Final Fantasy VII Remake, Maquette, Remnant: From the Ashes and Farpoint VR, available from March 3 to April 5. As previously reported, players receiving the PS Plus version of the game can’t upgrade it to the upcoming PS5 version for free.
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Set for release on June 10, PS5’s Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade will feature improved visuals, significantly faster loading times, a Photo Mode, haptic feedback and a new episode featuring character Yuffie.
Graphics improvements include higher resolution textures, fog effects and improved lighting. Players will be able to choose between two graphics modes, prioritising either 4K resolution or 60fps.
PS4 owners will be able to upgrade to the PS5 game for free and transfer saves from the last-gen version, Square Enix announced during the State of Play live stream.
Square Enix also announced a battle royale spin-off for Final Fantasy 7, called The First Soldier, and a second mobile game called Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis.
Ever Crisis is a chapter-structured single-player game covering the whole of the FFVII timeline – including the events of the original game and the FFVII compilation titles.