It’s not clear exactly how that upgrade process would be blocked, given that most upgradeable PS4/PS5 games offer a new version automatically – it may be that the game is offered as a separate ‘PS Plus Editon’ to prevent an upgrade. It’s also worth pointing out that Japanese PS Plus games can differ from those in other territories. We’ve contacted Sony and Square Enix for comment.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade was announced at yesterday’s PlayStation State of Play event, and does offer free upgrades (with save game transfer) to those who bought Final Fantasy 7 Remake on PS4. It seems that privilege won’t extend to those who claim a PS Plus version.
Intergrade is an expanded edition of FF7 Remake, featuring performance and graphics modes, 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. Alongside Intergrade, a bonus episode featuring Yuffie will be released, which will only be playable for owners of the PS5 version of the game.