How To Upgrade To The PS5 Version Of Final Fantasy 7 Remake For Free

How To Upgrade To The PS5 Version Of Final Fantasy 7 Remake For Free
Image: Final Fantasy 7 Remake

Final Fantasy 7 Remake is finally updated for the PS5 — and users who already own the game on PS4 are in luck. While some ‘next gen’ titles require an additional purchase for those shiny new graphics, FF7 Remake‘s upgrade is free, so anyone can grab it.

By making the upgrade you’ll get a slew of new features for the game: graphical improvements, new performance or graphics modes, photo mode, faster loading and haptic controller integration. You’ll also get access to a very good-looking door.

If you haven’t played the game yet, it’s the best way to experience Final Fantasy 7, but for everyone else it’s a fresh excuse to revisit the game’s beautiful, heart-wrenching story.

Here’s how to grab the upgrade on PS5.

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Image: PS Store

First, you’ll want to head to the PlayStation Store and search for ‘Final Fantasy VII Remake‘ — that’ll give you access to the FF7 Remake landing page. From there, scroll down to the add-on called ‘FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE upgrade for PS4 version owners’ and purchase that. It’ll be free for everyone who already owns a copy of the game (or if you have the PS4 disc inserted) and lets you download the new PS5 version of the game.

Once it’s downloaded, you can switch to the PS5 version of FF7 Remake by selecting the game’s home screen icon with the options button on the controller, tabbing down to ‘Game Version’ and selecting ‘PS5’.

If the upgrade option doesn’t appear for you, it may be because you own the game via PS Plus — sadly, the version that was given away is not upgradable, and you’ll need to purchase the PS5 version separately if you want to play it.

It’s also important to note this upgrade won’t get you access to the new PS5-only Intergrade chapter featuring Yuffie. This is sold as a separate download (found under ‘FF7R EPISODE INTERmission (New Story Content Featuring Yuffie)’ and will only be available once you initiate the PS5 upgrade via download or by inserting the PS4 disc into your console.


  • Went through this this morning. Unbelievable how convoluted this is compared to the Xbox ecosystem.
    Thanks for the article though!

    • I agree with this on Xbox, but my god are the menus the complete opposite.

      I’ve had the SX for over 3 months now and I still can’t find half the options I’m looking for and when I can their about 12 menus deep.

      • Seconded. Upgrades are easy, but oh my god I just want a proper set of genre/sale search options for the Xbox store, like the Switch. Why is it so hard?

    • I got the Series X first and it boggles my mind now that i own a PS5 how hard this is on the Sony side, smart delivery is one of those features i expect from everyone as it was so seamless on the Xbox side.

      A few people have picked on the menus on the xbox and to be fair it took me ages to find headset volume the other night but it took me longer to find the power off button on the PS5 after coming from the PS4 (first few days i just let the power saving options power it down until i found it)

    • You’re probably on the same boat as me, asi
      I got the same error, from the article:

      If the upgrade option doesn’t appear for you, it may be because you own the game via PS Plus — sadly, the version that was given away is not upgradable, and you’ll need to purchase the PS5 version separately if you want to play it.

        • That sucks then! Guess you’ll have to report the issue to playstation support. Not that they make it any easy.

          • Got it working once I got home.

            Apparently you can’t even queue it up from the app remotely without first having the disc in the console. Which is pretty stupid if you ask me.

  • I must admit this is one of the most confusing titles I have purchased in ages. I didn’t own a previous version (except the free version I didn’t play). So when I bought the Intergrade thing, the receipt just said remake, I was like ‘eeep did I buy the wrong thing?’. I downloaded and I had option to get Intermission DLC and when I got in the game I had two options for graphics and it looks unbelievably pretty and plays brilliantly. So I guess I am running the right version, but I am getting zero haptics. Only played like two hours so maybe I missed a setting or two.

  • Hi all, so I’m experiencing an issue that I daresay others will too.
    I own the disc version of FF7, but claimed the PS Plus version thinking “hey, would be nice to have a digital copy just in case”. I never downloaded or installed the PS plus version.
    Now with the disc inserted in the PS5, I do not have an option to claim the free PS5 upgrade. When I navigate to the product page for the game, then go to the upgrade for PS4 owners listing, it advises to insert the disc to claim the PS5 upgrade, but then only displays a “Learn more” option, and says the product is not available.
    I have the PS4 disc version fully installed, tried to “hide” the PS plus listing from my library to see if that would help, but am still unable to claim the free PS5 upgrade.
    I have logged a support ticket to Playstation, hopefully this is just a bug.
    I would hate for PS5 disc-version owners who claimed the PS plus game and enjoyed what they played and wanted to get the full PS5 version to be arbitrarily locked out even when owning the disc.
    Would be happy to hear from others who experienced a similar issue and found a solution!

  • Hi – does anyone know how much the DLC costs in AUD? All articles I’ve seem to only give the price in USD…

    • Sadly, not on my end. You can only see the price if you’re eligible for the upgrade – I’ve got the Deluxe Edition which means the price is blanked out for me.

      Hopefully someone else can help! Based on US pricing I’d assume $25 but I can’t say for sure.

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