Final Fantasy 7 Remake is available to preload ahead of its April 10th release date. If you’re planning to play the game on release day or soon after, you’ll want to prepare for the download. It could take awhile.
After a long wait, Square Enix’s highly anticipated remake of its classic RPG is on the horizon. Final Fantasy 7 Remake launches on April 10th, but those living in western time zones will be able to play it in the evening on April 9th. The game unlocks at 12AM Eastern on April 10th.
If you want to play the game the second it comes out you’ll probably want to preload the game onto your PlayStation 4 right now. It will save you a lot of time.
Now that the preload is live, we know exactly how big the Final Fantasy 7 Remake download is. Unsurprisingly, it’s massive and it will take quite a bit of time to pull from Sony’s servers particularly if you have a slower Wi-Fi connection.
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Final Fantasy 7 Remake Download Size
If you’re downloading the standard version of Final Fantasy 7 Remake you’ll need 80+ GB of free space available on your internal storage. The actual download is around 85 GB.
If you’ve bought or you’re planning to buy the Deluxe Edition, you’ll need around 87GB of space available to house the bundle’s extras.
If you’re installing the game from a disc, it should be right around that size as well.
If you’re running out of space on your PS4’s internal storage, now would be a good time to comb through your data and delete files and games you no longer need.
If you’re running out of space and you don’t want to delete any files, you might think about investing in an external hard drive for your console.
It’s unclear if there is a day one patch.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake Download Time
If you’re planning to install and play the game right when it comes out, you might have to wait awhile for the download to finish up. This is particularly true because the coronavirus outbreak has forced Sony to throttle PlayStation download speeds. You can learn more about its plan right here.
Mileage will vary based on connection speed, but a 80+GB download is going to take over an hour for a lot of you. For some of you, it could take multiple hours, especially if you’re trying to download the game during peak hours.
It’s not going to be exact, but it will help you plan ahead and set realistic expectations.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake Preload
If you want to get a head start on the download you can start pre-loading the game right now. In order to pre-load the game you have to pre-order a digital version of the game.
Pre-loading Final Fantasy 7 Remake before its release date will allow you to jump right in when the game goes live at 12AM Eastern on April 10th.
Pre-Order for These Bonuses
If you pre-order a copy of Cyberpunk 2077, you'll get some nice bonuses with your order.
Everyone who pre-orders a copy of the game will get a collection of physical and digital items. Here's what you can expect if you buy a copy before the game's release date in December:
There are also some unique pre-order bonuses through retailers like Google, GameStop, and GOG.
If you pre-order through GameStop you get a Samurai Medallion. The retailer says this offer is only available to PowerUp Rewards Members.
If you pre-order through GOG you get an exclusive digital game booklet, additional wallpapers and avatars, print quality posters, and 30% off official Cyberpunk 2077 merch store.
If you buy the game for Google's Stadia, you'll get a Stadia Premiere kit ($100) for free. The deal lasts until December 17th though it's only available until supplies last.
The Stadia Premiere kit includes a Chromecast Ultra, a white Stadia controller, and a one-month trial for Stadia Pro if you don't have it already.
If you pre-order the game via Steam you'll get a short story written by the developer's Story Lead, Tomasz Marchewka called 2AM — She Calls.
If any of these sound interesting to you, think about pre-ordering a copy.
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