Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade has been revealed by Square Enix. The reveal came during the State of Play announcements earlier today. The remake includes all the content from the baseline PS4 version, so we’re getting to replay Cloud’s journey through the opening act of Midgar. That’s not all we’re getting though. Since this is the redone PS5 version, we’re getting some new things tossed in as well. First up, let’s talk about what’s new.
All the textures and lighting, as well as other technical elements, are being tuned to the beefier hardware. That means the entire experience will run at 60 FPS minimum. Much better than the PS4 experience, which had some issues in more hectic scenes.
There’s something in here that might make some fans really upset. The biggest new inclusion is an entirely new scene within the story. The iconic Wutai spy Yuffie is back. The ninja has come to the PS5 version exclusively and has an entire branch of the game to herself. Yuffie and Sonon will get their own self-contained quest in a new mode, with all the visual quality added, to give players something entirely new.
Some fans, particularly those without a PS5, will probably be a little salty about this. The fact that the paid upgrade to the PS5 version includes exclusive content is bound to sting some folks. Perhaps the blow can be softened by the fact that PS4 save data can be moved over to the new console. The push for more games on next-generation consoles was bound to leave some folks behind. It really does suck, but it is what it is.
And given that Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade is on the PS5, we can expect all the bells and whistles. Pretty much everything has been altered and improved for the high-end hardware. Gamers can expect a completely redone mix of textures and environments to add to the flair of this already excellent game. Along with the visual overhaul, performance modes will be added to allow for higher framerates to be included. So in short, this is the ideal way to play Final Fantasy VII Remake.
There’s even a photo mode being added in. And yes, you can alter the scene and move the camera around during this mode.
Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade is due out on PS5 on June 10.