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Final Fantasy VII Remake in March PS+, Not eligible for free PS5 upgrade

dcmk7

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Really scummy tactic,but Sony won't be called out for it.

Giving this out "for free"(I know it's not free but rented) without getting the PS5 update will tempt many consumers to actually buy the game if they like it, making a psychological affection because "I won't have it before I buy it and I kinda want to". Can't wait to see the occasional three people coughing up an explanation about how this is great.

There you have it. PlayStation for the payers.
Who hurt you?
 

bender

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Really scummy tactic,but Sony won't be called out for it.

Giving this out "for free"(I know it's not free but rented) without getting the PS5 update will tempt many consumers to actually buy the game if they like it, making a psychological affection because "I won't have it before I buy it and I kinda want to". Can't wait to see the occasional three people coughing up an explanation about how this is great.

There you have it. PlayStation for the payers.
 

dcmk7

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As others have said it's not even Sony's decision.

Just goes to show hardened fanboys will try and use anything to bash the other.
 

The_Mike

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Guys laugh all you want.

I got an opinion that differs from the majority of the forum. I stand by it and doesnt care about your bullying.

Calling me a cry baby etc. Looks who's crying for having a different opinion(was referring to bender bender )

It's really insane how a different opinion can derail a whole thread oh my god.

You are cool though dcmk7 dcmk7 love ya because you were actually cool about it.

 
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TwiztidElf

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I am a happy Playstation customer, but this is a bit weird.
I'm sure I'm not alone that I have the PS4 disc version, and I have a PS+ subscription and a PS5.
I have no intention of offloading my PS4 disc copy, but whenever PS+ doubles up, of course, I just add the game to my digital collection as well, and if I replay it, well, it's just more convenient. Days Gone definitely falls into this category.

So, if I add this to my digital collection, I can play the PS4 version. But if I put the disc in my PS5, I can play the PS5 version?
But then, will the digital version understand that I own the disc, and will the digital version then also play the PS5 version? Or am I having to always put the disc in to play the PS5 version?
This really isn't a good customer experience.
 
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Azurro

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Oi, we got a comedian ovah 'ere.

You are an Xbox fan, why are you having a meltdown? :D

So, if I add this to my digital collection, I can play the PS4 version. But if I put the disc in my PS5, I can play the PS5 version?
But then, will the digital version understand that I own the disc, and will the digital version then also play the PS5 version? Or am I having to always put the disc in to play the PS5 version?
This really isn't a good customer experience.

You have the PS4 disc version, that's how those have always worked, the disc is to verify you own the game. If you didn't buy it from the PSN store, then Sony can't know if you bought the game. So, in theory, you could download the PS4 version, get the PS5 upgrade and then pass along the disc to all your friends without anyone having to pay for a copy.

If you want the convenience of the digital copy you'd have to buy one.
 
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T_LVPL

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I am a happy Playstation customer, but this is a bit weird.
I'm sure I'm not alone that I have the PS4 disc version, and I have a PS+ subscription and a PS5.
I have no intention of offloading my PS4 disc copy, but whenever PS+ doubles up, of course, I just add the game to my digital collection as well, and if I replay it, well, it's just more convenient. Days Gone definitely falls into this category.

So, if I add this to my digital collection, I can play the PS4 version. But if I put the disc in my PS5, I can play the PS5 version?
But then, will the digital version understand that I own the disc, and will the digital version then also play the PS5 version? Or am I having to always put the disc in to play the PS5 version?
This really isn't a good customer experience.

Don’t risk it. Square have made it perfectly clear if you add the PS+ game to your library, then you void your free update. yet no doubt plenty of people will do this, then moan afterwards.

Same as you, I generally add the free ps+ digital version if I can, for convenience. But I love a freebie too so hell freezes over before I give away my free upgrade due to a lack of self control clicking that lovely “add to library” button.
 
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Tranquil

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Had I been able to buy a PS5 I probably would have paid for this game to get the upgrade. But I'll play for free since I only have my PS4.
 
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I may get death threats from final fantasy fans but there’s not a chance I play FF1-6 before this free final fantasy 7 drops. It’s fashionable to play through a games history and I respect those who do but fuck if I’m starting with 7 this March. That’s it.
 
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BlitzerRadic

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Don’t risk it. Square have made it perfectly clear if you add the PS+ game to your library, then you void your free update. yet no doubt plenty of people will do this, then moan afterwards.

Same as you, I generally add the free ps+ digital version if I can, for convenience. But I love a freebie too so hell freezes over before I give away my free upgrade due to a lack of self control clicking that lovely “add to library” button.

This is 100% wrong.
 
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graywolf323

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I got an opinion that differs from the majority of the forum. I stand by it and doesnt care about your bullying.

you have an opinion that differs from reality given Sony isn't the publisher and has nothing to do with the decision to not offer a free update to the PS5 version
 

Topher

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Really scummy tactic,but Sony won't be called out for it.

Giving this out "for free"(I know it's not free but rented) without getting the PS5 update will tempt many consumers to actually buy the game if they like it, making a psychological affection because "I won't have it before I buy it and I kinda want to". Can't wait to see the occasional three people coughing up an explanation about how this is great.

There you have it. PlayStation for the payers.

Including the PS4 version of this game in PS+ is scummy?

You Crazy GIF by Steve Harvey TV
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Aenima

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Im an entitled gamer. Gimmy everething for free!!!!

I dunno, im pretty happy to be able to play one of the most aclaimed games of 2020 for "free". I only plan to buy the FF7 Remake when its all complete and they launch something like a defenitive edition with all content and DLCs released during the milking period.

This is the deal they reached with Square-Enix to put the game on PS+ so soon. Calling out Sony scummy over this is hillarious.
 
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Lethal01

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I almost bought it the other day but decided I'd wait for other parts to come out, but if it's coming with PS+ I might as well play it now!
I'm impressed by your patience, or maybe your optimism?

When do you think it will all be finished?
 

bitbydeath

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I may get death threats from final fantasy fans but there’s not a chance I play FF1-6 before this free final fantasy 7 drops. It’s fashionable to play through a games history and I respect those who do but fuck if I’m starting with 7 this March. That’s it.
The stories are all independent of one another. You don’t need to play 1-6 to understand 7.
 
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bitbydeath

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Anyone know if this is saying that you won’t get the cosmetic upgrades or just that you won’t get upgraded to the PS5 version that includes Yuffie DLC?

It would be odd to have three different versions so I wouldn’t be surprised if there is some sort of language gap going on here.

-PS4 +PS5 Cosmetics Upgrade (OG)
-PS4 PSPlus
-PS5 Cosmetics & Yuffie DLC
 

hemo memo

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Im an entitled gamer. Gimmy everething for free!!!!

I dunno, im pretty happy to be able to play one of the most aclaimed games of 2020 for "free". I only plan to buy the FF7 Remake when its all complete and they launch something like a defenitive edition with all content and DLCs released during the milking period.

This is the deal they reached with Square-Enix to put the game on PS+ so soon. Calling out Sony scummy over this is hillarious.
1. It is rented.
2. It is a paid service.

Nothing “Free” here.
 
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Hugare

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I may get death threats from final fantasy fans but there’s not a chance I play FF1-6 before this free final fantasy 7 drops. It’s fashionable to play through a games history and I respect those who do but fuck if I’m starting with 7 this March. That’s it.
lol, no one will judge you for going straight to 7

They are all independent. This is no Yakuza situation.

Enjoy it, it's an amazing game on its own
 
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Salmon Snake

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I may get death threats from final fantasy fans but there’s not a chance I play FF1-6 before this free final fantasy 7 drops. It’s fashionable to play through a games history and I respect those who do but fuck if I’m starting with 7 this March. That’s it.
You definitely should play the original FF7 on PS4 before playing the remake.
 

Larlight

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Great month again. Ahhh but one thing that never changes... shitty entitled gamers bitching like no tomorrow that a company won’t wipe their ass too. Oh well, let them bitch some more.
 
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DelireMan7

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Didn't expect it so soon on PS+. Great news for me.

I don't care about graphics/FPS or whatever upgrade.
 

Rentahamster

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I may get death threats from final fantasy fans but there’s not a chance I play FF1-6 before this free final fantasy 7 drops. It’s fashionable to play through a games history and I respect those who do but fuck if I’m starting with 7 this March. That’s it.
Each game in the series isn't related to the other in story besides common themes and monsters. Don't feel like you have to play them all. Hell, you don't even need to play 7. Angry Joe played Remake without playing 7, and he loved Remake so much, he played 7.
 
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mxbison

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Really scummy tactic,but Sony won't be called out for it.

Giving this out "for free"(I know it's not free but rented) without getting the PS5 update will tempt many consumers to actually buy the game if they like it, making a psychological affection because "I won't have it before I buy it and I kinda want to". Can't wait to see the occasional three people coughing up an explanation about how this is great.

There you have it. PlayStation for the payers.

It's a critically acclaimed AAA exclusive that isn't even a year old.

People who bought it will get a free upgrade, everyone else can now play it with their PS+ sub.

Is it even possible to offer something people won't complain about?
 

JimmyRustler

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So where is the problem? If you already own the PS4 version you won't get a free upgrade to PS5 too, right?
 

Ar¢tos

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I am a happy Playstation customer, but this is a bit weird.
I'm sure I'm not alone that I have the PS4 disc version, and I have a PS+ subscription and a PS5.
I have no intention of offloading my PS4 disc copy, but whenever PS+ doubles up, of course, I just add the game to my digital collection as well, and if I replay it, well, it's just more convenient. Days Gone definitely falls into this category.

So, if I add this to my digital collection, I can play the PS4 version. But if I put the disc in my PS5, I can play the PS5 version?
But then, will the digital version understand that I own the disc, and will the digital version then also play the PS5 version? Or am I having to always put the disc in to play the PS5 version?
This really isn't a good customer experience.
You can't have both installed at the same time, so there will be no confusion.
If you have the ps4 digital version installed and put the ps4 disc in it will say that the digital version is already installed and ask which one you want to keep.
 
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Aenima

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So where is the problem? If you already own the PS4 version you won't get a free upgrade to PS5 too, right?
The PS+ version is basicly PS4 only, but can be played on PS5 with BC.

Its short sighted by Square, as if they let all ppl upgrade for free, more ppl would buy the Yuffie DLC. This way ppl that get it from PS+ cant buy the DLC. Less money for Square.
 

Boss Mog

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Really scummy tactic,but Sony won't be called out for it.

Giving this out "for free"(I know it's not free but rented) without getting the PS5 update will tempt many consumers to actually buy the game if they like it, making a psychological affection because "I won't have it before I buy it and I kinda want to". Can't wait to see the occasional three people coughing up an explanation about how this is great.

There you have it. PlayStation for the payers.
:pie_eyeroll: If you hate PlayStation so much maybe just ignore PlayStation threads instead of shitposting in them.
 

FranXico

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Really scummy tactic,but Sony won't be called out for it.

Giving this out "for free"(I know it's not free but rented) without getting the PS5 update will tempt many consumers to actually buy the game if they like it, making a psychological affection because "I won't have it before I buy it and I kinda want to". Can't wait to see the occasional three people coughing up an explanation about how this is great.

There you have it. PlayStation for the payers.
Lovely meltdown.

BTW, did you stock up on enough XBLG codes, in case they change their minds again and double the price?
 
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mejin

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The PS+ version is basicly PS4 only, but can be played on PS5 with BC.

Its short sighted by Square, as if they let all ppl upgrade for free, more ppl would buy the Yuffie DLC. This way ppl that get it from PS+ cant buy the DLC. Less money for Square.

They offered a way for people who own the game have the upgrade and as you already know, you don't own Plus games. This is already a surprise considering how mercenary SE is.

If they did your way they would lose money on PS5 version. You think they are trying to sell Yuffie DLC when they are really trying to push the complete package for PS5.

Anyway, I expect PS5 version (Intergrade) to be offered on plus in the year Part 2 is launching. It just makes sense from a business stand point, even more if Part 2 is once again coming first on Playstation.
 

FrankWza

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There you have it. PlayStation for the payers.
Ps Plus included Control UE last month but on gamepass the regular edition is the only one available. Did you complain to xbox division? You could have been photo moding for free! ;)
 
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Bitmap Frogs

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I do find odd there isn't an option to unlock ps5 patch + new content for like 30 or 40 bucks.

Square Enix being weird as usual.
 

wvnative

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FF7R and to a lesser extent FF13 are the misunderstood genius’ of the series. Both are phenomenal. I still have my physical copy, so I won’t be adding the PS+ version to my library. Obviously. But I’ll be preordering the PS5 DLC soon as they let us.

Man of culture I see
 

Trogdor1123

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I'm in the camp that thinks it's pretty lame to not include the ps5 version with the ps+ one. You are essentially already paying (renting, whatever) for the game through plus, what difference does the amount or time make. It certainly isn't Sony's fault as they aren't the publisher but it doesn't change it being any less lame.

Has a single other game that had a ps5 patch on plus not had it work before? I can't think of any.