FF7 Remake Gets Free PS5 Upgrade, but New Intergrade DLC Remains Paid
Final Fantasy VII Remake had a special presentation segment during February 2021 State of Play. Materia hunter Yuffie Kisaragi will now be playable in the FF7 Remake through the new DLC “Intergrade”. Additionally, new PlayStation 5 improvements for Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 1 such as enhanced visuals, improved framerate, and a Photo Mode will also debut. Both “Intergrade” DLC and Final Fantasy 7 Remake PS5 upgrades will be available June 10th 2021.
In the trailer, Intergrade follows the story of Yuffie Kisaragi and Sonon Kusakube (spelling unconfirmed, based off Japanese pronunciation). It seems to take place around the middle of Remake Part 1 and will link the ending of the first game to the upcoming sequel. There will be new enemy types, areas, and boss fights, with new, more fluid party combat mechanics to learn.
Final Fantasy 7 Intergrade Price
Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade will be purchasable for $70 US on PS5, and will include Yuffie’s DLC chapter for free. Owners of the PlayStation 4 version, however, will receive a free upgrade to the PS5 version without the Yuffie DLC. As of now, there is no option nor pricing for Yuffie’s standalone DLC. Owner’s of the Digital Deluxe version of the PS4 game also seem to receive no additional cross-generation benefits.
As of now, there is no news of “Intergrade” releasing on PlayStation 4. As there is no listing on the PlayStation Store, it’s unlikely that it will release on the past-generation platform.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade for PS5 is currently up for pre-order on the PlayStation Store and costs US $70. There is also a Digital Deluxe option for $89.99 that throws in a digital artbook and digital mini soundtrack.
The game upon original release is critically acclaimed and was even nominated for numerous GOTY awards. There is no news of a true sequel to 2020’s release as of yet, however former director Tetsuya Nomura wants the sequel to release “ASAP”.