Final Fantasy VII Remake Heads Up March PS Plus Lineup

You'll be able to enjoy Cloud and co's soiree through Midgar next month - but there's a catch for PS5 owners

Published: February 26, 2021 9:16 AM /


The March PS Plus lineup, headed up by Final Fantasy VII Remake

The March PS Plus lineup has been announced. Final Fantasy VII Remake heads up a pretty impressive list of games, but there's a major catch for PS5 owners. If you get Remake via PS Plus, you won't be eligible for the free PS5 upgrade as those who bought the game normally are.

What is the March PS Plus lineup?

Next month on PS Plus, you'll be able to enjoy four games - two for the PS4, one for the PS5, and one for PS VR. In addition to these games, you'll also still be able to grab Destruction AllStars at no extra cost to your subscription. Let's take a look at what's coming to PS Plus in March.

Final Fantasy VII Remake (PS4)

Jessie giving materia to Cloud in the Final Fantasy VII Remake, which leads the March PS Plus lineup

It's hard to believe it's been almost a year since Final Fantasy VII Remake landed, but time is terrifying, after all. Cloud, Tifa, Barret, and Aerith's journey through Midgar is reimagined with a spirit that's faithful to the original, but puts a brand new veneer on the gameplay and visuals. During yesterday's State of Play presentation, Sony announced a PS5 upgrade to Remake entitled Intergrade. It'll come with a brand new episode revolving around Yuffie Kisaragi, but unfortunately, if you grab the PS Plus version of the game, you won't be entitled to a free upgrade. Buying the game physically or through PlayStation Store will net you the PS5 upgrade, though. Remake is also backward compatible on PS5, so you can still play the original on the new machine. You just won't get any of the extras.

Remnant: From the Ashes (PS4)

Soulslike Remnant: From the Ashes, a March PS Plus game

Your second PS Plus game for March is Remnant: From the Ashes. Mixing procedural generation with third-person gunplay and Soulslike mechanics, Remnant: From the Ashes is a solid addition to the library for any Souls aficionado. The focus on co-op gameplay also means you can grab a couple of buddies and tackle the tough dungeons with them at your side.

Maquette (PS5)

First-person puzzler Maquette, a March PS Plus game

The sole PS5 title this month (although the other three can be enjoyed through backward compatibility) is puzzler Maquette. Described by its creators as a "first-person recursive puzzle game", Maquette imagines a world where every object is simultaneously huge and tiny. It's bound to give you lots of moments to scratch your head over.

Farpoint (PSVR)

VR shooter Farpoint, a March PS Plus game

The final title in the March PS Plus lineup is PSVR shooter Farpoint. This space epic takes you to a hostile alien planet and asks you to survive against its many dangers. There's a single-player campaign to enjoy if you're a lone wolf, but you can also team up with a buddy to take on the online co-op mode. Naturally, you will need a PlayStation VR set to enjoy Farpoint.

As ever, in addition to these games, you also have access to the PlayStation Collection as a PS Plus subscriber. This collection brings together a bunch of classic PS4 titles including BloodborneRatchet and Clank, and The Last Guardian, among others. However, the collection is only available to subscribers who own a PlayStation 5. A PlayStation Plus subscription will set you back $9.99 a month. You can also pay $24.99 for three months or $59.99 for a twelve-month subscription.

How do you feel about this month's PS Plus games? Are you sad the Plus version of Final Fantasy VII Remake won't be upgradeable? Let us know in the comments below!

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