Instead of delivering joy, Sony’s PlayStation Plus Lineup tends to often disappoint almost every gamer with their crappy list of free games. This alarming trend has been going on for quite a while now, and I’d hope it would end in 2021.

Unfortunately, the lineup for January 2021 was so crappy that I was thoroughly convinced that I’m just wasting money on PlayStation Plus at this stage. However, all that changed when the Control: Ultimate Edition was announced as part of February’s lineup, and I saw a glimpse of hope!

It gave me faith that perhaps the team had finally realized that their lineup needs a proper rework. And surprisingly, they did!

Get your free copy of Final Fantasy 7 Remake this month!

This month’s line up will include Final Fantasy 7 Remake for PS4! Yes, that new AAA game that’s not even a year old yet! And I’m honestly surprised by this reveal. 

However, in hindsight, I suppose it was only a matter of time before something like this happened. Given that Square Enix has plans to release Final Fantasy 7 Remake for PS5 with additional content in June this year, this free game move is the smartest plan.

How so? Well, this move allows Square Enix to give everyone a taste of the game first. And when these players choose to transition over to the PS5, they’ll be forced to buy the upgraded PS5 version if they want to continue their adventure with the additional content.

That’s right; those receiving Final Fantasy 7 Remake through PlayStation Plus subscription will not be eligible for a free upgrade, unlike those who have purchased the game. Thus, Square Enix is maximizing exposure for the game while maximizing profits in the long run. 

Then again, at the end of the day, if you haven’t played Final Fantasy 7 Remake, this becomes a great opportunity! You’re getting a AAA game for a couple of bucks of subscription. And that makes it a win-win situation in my book.

Ibrahim's a hardcore gamer and Star Wars fan. He's obsessed with Obi-Wan Kenobi, even claiming that he's a descendant of the fictional Jedi Master. Other than that delusion, Ibrahim's pretty down to earth, collecting figures and buying games he'll never finish.