Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade offers a proper PS5 update to one of the best games of 2020. However, like other cross-generational titles, the upgrade is quite confusing. To help you, we’ve put together a guide on how to upgrade Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade on PS5, including how to transfer your saved data.
More Final Fantasy 7 Remake
Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade freely available to anyone who owns a digital or physical copy of the game on PS4. The recent PlayStation Plus release of Final Fantasy 7 remake, unfortunately, doesn’t count.
Although the upgrade is free, Take a break from Yuffie DLC does not. You will need to purchase it separately on PS5. If you’re just starting out, you’ll find that the DLC is “not available” on the PlayStation Store. We’ll get to that soon, but first things first.
Install Final Fantasy 7 Remake
Download and install Final Fantasy 7 remake on your PS5. At this point, you’ll only have access to the PS4 version, but you’ll need to install both in order to transfer your save data.
If you have a digital copy of the game, you can move on to the next step. For real owners, make sure the disc is inserted in your console. even though Final Fantasy 7 remake already available as part of PlayStation Plus, you’ll still need to include your disc if you own a physical copy.
Install the Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade upgrade
Next, head to the PlayStation Store on your PS5 and search for “Final Fantasy 7 Remake”. A variety of add-ons will appear in the search results. Look for the upgrade titled “Final Fantasy 7 Remake Upgrade for PS4 Edition Owners”. You will also see the Yuffie DLC, which will be marked as “not available”. If you want to buy it, don’t worry; it will be available after you complete the upgrade.
Wait for the download to complete and you are ready to go. However, before you start the game, you need to make sure that you are playing the correct version. Find the game on your PS5 console and select the three dots next to it Gaming. You’ll see the PS4 and PS5 versions – as well as a PS4 demo if you have it installed – side by side. Select the PS5 version to start playing.
Transfer your save file
If you start the game, you will be greeted with a New game button instead of one Continue. Do not panic. You can transfer your PS4 saves to the PS5 version, but it’s a bit confusing. Do not follow the procedure for other cross-generation games for Final Fantasy 7 Remake. Uploading your saves from the PS5 console only works with the PS4 version via backwards compatibility.
Launch the PS4 version instead Final Fantasy 7 remake on your PS5 and choose Upload Save Data from the main menu. Upload the save file you want to transfer. Unfortunately, you can’t transfer them all at once, so we recommend uploading only your most recent file. As long as you have a PlayStation Plus subscription, the rest of your save data stays in the cloud.
Then launch the PS5 version of Final Fantasy 7 remake and choose Download Save Data from the menu. You should see the save file you uploaded, and once it’s downloaded, you’re ready to go. You can continue where you left off or navigate to the Yuffie DLC to get started.
Multigenerational games have become confusing and DLC added in Final Fantasy 7 Intergrade only complicates matters. As mentioned, you need to buy Final Fantasy 7 remake physical or digital to receive Interleaved free version. PlayStation Plus copies released a few months ago do not count as a purchase.
If you have the physical version, you’ll need to play it with the disc inserted into your PS5. If you have the disc version but only the digital PS5, you need to purchase the game a second time. Finally, if you have the digital version, you can upgrade to Interleaved on PS5 regardless of the console variant you own.
Regardless of how you upgrade, you need to purchase the Yuffie DLC separately. This DLC is part of Interleaved if you buy it outright, but not as part of the free upgrade. Take a break from Yuffie available on the PlayStation Store for $20 when purchased separately or $70 as part of Interleaved package.