Square Enix has an early Christmas present in store for anyone who grabbed Final Fantasy VII Remake via PlayStation Plus earlier this year: you can upgrade this version of the game to the enhanced PlayStation 5 version for free starting this Wednesday. When Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade released in June, only those who had actually bought the game were allowed to upgrade for free. Six months later, the offer expands to those who got the RPG through PS Plus.
Better late than never, we suppose. This means PS5 owners who did claim the game via Sony's subscription service can look forward to either 60 frames-per-second support or a 4K resolution through the two modes on offer. Better yet, the Yuffie DLC titled Episode INTERmission is also going on sale for a limited time alongside this PS Plus offer. You will be able to save 25 per cent, bringing the price down to $14.99.
When we reviewed Episode INTERmission on PS5, we said that while it won't blow anyone's mind, it's still "an enjoyable adventure that slots neatly into the existing story, and fans won't want to miss it".
This offer from Square Enix at least fixes one of the bigger problems hurting PS Plus right now: the lack of free PS4 to PS5 upgrades for titles that hit the service. It happened most recently with Mortal Shell, but has been an issue as far back as GreedFall's inclusion at the very start of 2021. But at least we (eventually) have a positive outcome here. If you claimed Final Fantasy VII Remake through PS Plus and own a PS5, the free upgrade is yours from 22nd December 2021.