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PlayStation Plus State of Play - March 2021

This month, players can return to one of PlayStation’s most iconic settings reimagined for PlayStation 4 and experience a truly unique puzzle experience for PlayStation 5 as Final Fantasy VII Remake and Maquette join PlayStation Plus. Also launching alongside these titles tomorrow is the intense, sci-fi survival action of Remnant: From the Ashes, as well as PS VR shooter Farpoint.

Let’s take a closer look at the games…

Final Fantasy VII Remake | PS4

Square Enix’s modern reimagining of its iconic RPG boasts unforgettable characters, a mind-blowing story and epic battles. Return to the city of Midgar as Cloud Strife, a former member of Shinra’s elite SOLDIER unit now turned mercenary, lends his aid to the resistance group Avalanche. Initially executing daring raids against Shinra to fight back against its planet-threatening machinations, Cloud and his comrades are unaware of the epic consequences that await them.

The story of this first, standalone game in the Final Fantasy VII Remake project covers up to the party’s escape from Midgar and goes deeper into the events occurring in Midgar than the classic original.

Please note: the PlayStation 4 version of Final Fantasy VII Remake available to PlayStation Plus members is not eligible for the PlayStation 5 digital version upgrade. Watch the trailer here.

Remnant: From the Ashes | PS4

In this third-person survival action shooter, play as one of the last remnants of humanity attempting to retake a world overrun by monstrous, interdimensional invaders. Venture into dynamically generated worlds alone or with up to two other survivors*, scavenging for supplies and modding equipment to strengthen the chances of survival when tackling over 100 deadly varieties of the enemy and battling epic bosses. Watch the trailer here.

Maquette** | PS5

All that is tiny is simultaneously huge in this intriguing first-person puzzler designed around an Escher-esque recursive simulation. Making its PlayStation 5 debut as part of this month’s PlayStation Plus lineup, Maquette sets you in the centre of a world in which the rules are very different from our own. Solutions to puzzles require players to twist the world recursively – manipulating the landscape of a diorama will see those changes mirrored in the life-sized version that surrounds them. If players are perplexed by a puzzle, they can call up PlayStation 5’s Game Help*** for helpful hints to solve Maquette’s tougher conundrums. Watch the trailer here.

Farpoint | PS VR

Players must master an arsenal of weapons to keep themselves alive in a hostile alien world in this free-roaming, first-person PS VR shooter. Optimised for the PlayStation VR Aim controller and fully playable with a DualShock wireless controller, players can strike out towards their crashed space station solo or with a friend in an online co-op. Watch the trailer here.

All games will be available to play until Tuesday, April 5.