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PS Plus owners of Final Fantasy 7 Remake are getting the PS5 upgrade this week
PS Plus players were previously excluded from June’s free update
PlayStation Plus subscribers who previously redeemed the PlayStation 4 version of Final Fantasy 7 Remake when it was part of the service earlier this year will receive the PS5 upgrade this week.
In a tweet from @finalfantasyvii, Square Enix revealed that the upgrade will be available starting from Thursday.
The enhanced version, which was released in June with Final Fantasy 7: Intergrade was free to owners of the original game, but not those who redeemed it via PlayStation Plus.
While the tweet doesn’t say that the upgrade will be free, charging for it would be a notable change from the free upgrade that other PS5 players received in June.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake was recently released on PC where it has been met with a harsh reception. Digital Foundry journalist Alex Battaglia has called the game “the worst AAA release… on PC in a good long time,”
He initially tweeted his issues with the port on December 17, one day after the game’s PC release on the Epic Game Store.
He would later tweet that the game featured “incredible stutter” when the game is started in the ‘Default Mode’ and that “Every effect was displayed for the first and was accompanied by a long stutter”.
Another Digital Foundry journalist, John Linneman, corroborated the reports, stating that, “the smooth presentation was central to its storytelling and this version compromises it.”
A full video breaking down the issues is seemingly due from Digital Foundry later this week, but until then, Alex Battaglia, speaking on resertera, concluded his thoughts with: “I humbly submit that no one should buy it.”
They wrote: “This is literally the worst AAA release I have seen on PC in a good long time.”
Final Fantasy 7’s PC launch has been marred with controversy, the largest of which seems to be Square Enix’s decision to sell the game for $70/ £69.99, which puts it in line with the next-generation consoles, but is far higher than other PC titles released by the publisher.
Square Enix appears to be the first major publisher to bring $70 pricing to PC platforms.