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Sony loves a good ol’ timed exclusive, and having pumped a chunk of change into Square Enix’s pocket for the original release of Final Fantasy VII Remake, it looks like it’s brought another briefcase to the publisher for PlayStation 5 expansion Intergrade. A new trailer for the title concludes with some small print: “Available on PS5 at least six months earlier than any other format.”

The original Final Fantasy VII Remake on PS4 was timed exclusive for a year, meaning many had expected it to launch on other formats in April, but it seems the Japanese giant has extended that deal with Intergrade, keeping the title off other consoles until at least January of next year. That’s more than 18 months after the RPG’s original release.

Expect this news to go down about as well as Buster Sword on a Flametrooper’s head. Obviously, we’re not overly fond of this practice, but PlayStation has suggested in the past that it’s going to keep on doing it because presumably it works. Feel free to sound off in the comments section below.

[source youtube.com]