You can stand down for now, we have no news on when the next instalment in the Final Fantasy VII Remake series will be rolling out onto consoles – although there is an increasing chance it will be exclusive to the PlayStation 5. During Sony Interactive Entertainment’s ‘State of Play’ digital livestream earlier today, the first of 2021, Square Enix announced Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade.
Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade a PlayStation 5 exclusive update to the previously PS4-exclusive Final Fantasy VII Remake, introducing both enhancements taking adventure of new-generation hardware and brand new content. Due for release on 10 June 2021, RPG fans can look forward to a number of new features, including:
- Improved Textures, Lighting and Background Environments
- Two Graphical Modes
- “Graphics Mode” – 4K Resolution Graphics
- “Performance Mode” – 60fps
- Customisable Photo Mode
- Support for the DualSense Wireless Controller, including haptic feedback integration and adaptive trigger support
- New Difficulty Settings for ‘Classic Mode’
- Improved Loading Times
Square Enix will be offering a free ‘Enhancement Update’ that will provide the features listed above to those who own the PlayStation 4 version at no additional cost. What the free upgrade won’t include is the new episode featuring Yuffie, an optional character in the original game, as the main character.
In this new adventure, play as ninja Yuffie Kisaragi as she infiltrates the shadowy Shinra Corporation to steal a powerful materia and restore glory to her homeland. Players are invited to enjoy this new narrative alongside new characters and an “expanded gameplay experience” featuring new combat and gameplay additions. The new episode will be available to PS4 owners as standalone downloadable content.