Bad new for gamers with a PS4, PC or Xbox One or Xbox who might want to get their grubby mitts on Final Fantasy VII Remake or the new next-gen Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade.
In a new trailer, we learn that the expanded “Intergrade” release is only coming to PS5 this June, with six months of console exclusivity. PS4 players will have to wait along with everyone else, and will not be able to play the new episode with the Mystery Ninjas or the Yuffie content. That content will probably not come to PS4 at all.
If you’re on other platforms like Xbox Series X or PC you’ve been waiting for quite some time now for a Final Fantasy VII Remake release and you’re going to have to keep waiting until at least this December.
Admittedly, a December release makes a great deal of sense commercially since Square Enix could capitalize on the holiday shopping season. On the other hand, there’s more competition that time of year, with a lot more AAA releases coming out than in June.
Either way, it’s a bit frustrating given how difficult it is to even buy a PlayStation 5—and a “refresh” of the console that could help mitigate supply concerns is still at least a year out.
Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade comes to PS5 on June 10th. It’s described as “a visually enhanced edition of the critically acclaimed and award-winning game, featuring FF7R EPISODE INTERmission – a brand new episode which follows Yuffie Kisaragi.”
If you already own the PS4 version you can upgrade to next-gen for free, but the new Yuffie episode will cost extra.