Square Enix has clarified that Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade’s Yuffie Episode can’t be played as a standalone and will be exclusive to the PS5.
An FAQ page was uploaded after Intergrade’s reveal during the most recent Sony State of Play broadcast. The Yuffie Episode was announced alongside Intergrade, but is a separate piece of DLC – but Square Enix has made clear that it won’t be coming to PS4. The FAQ says that, “the new Yuffie Episode is optimized for PlayStation 5, so it is not available on PlayStation 4.”
This means that the only way to access the Yuffie Episode is to buy Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade on PS5 or, if you own a PlayStation 4 version of Final Fantasy VII Remake and a PlayStation 5, upgrade your version of the game – but you will still need to purchase the Yuffie Episode separately if you upgrade.
Square Enix also explains that, even though you can purchase it separately as part of the upgrade process on PS5, Yuffie Episode can’t be played as a standalone game without the rest of the package. “The new episode featuring Yuffie can only be played by either purchasing Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade on PlayStation 5, or by purchasing it separately after completing the free PlayStation 5 enhancement upgrade,” the FAQ reads.
Alongside Intergrade, Square Enix also announced a Final Fantasy VII Battle Royale game called Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier. as well as a mobile remake of Final Fantasy 7 and its spin-offs, called Ever Crisis. It’s also looking likely that Final Fantasy 7 Remake will be coming to PS Plus – but it will be the PS4 version, and seemingly won;t be upgradeable to Intergrade.
Intergrade comes to PS5 with improved textures, fog effects, lighting, and faster load times, as well as a new photo mode and support for the DualSense controller’s haptic feedback. It will be playable in either Performance Mode, which runs at 60 FPS, or Graphics Mode, which prioritizes 4K resolution.
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