Marvel’s Spider-Man was one of 2018’s best games. We even went so far as to say it is “the best Spider-Man game ever made.” Many players seemed to have a similar outlook on Insomniac’s version of the friendly neighborhood wallcrawler as Spider-Man quickly became the PS4’s fastest-selling game before it was unseated by The Last of Us 2.
So it makes sense that many fans may want to play the remastered version of the game coming to the PlayStation 5 when the next-gen console launches on November 12.
The catch is that the remastered version, which includes all three DLC episodes for The City That Never Sleeps and revamps the original’s graphics, won’t be a stand-alone release. It will only be available to those who purchase the ultimate edition of Spider-Man: Miles Morales, which retails for $69.99.
Sony clarified to multiple sources, including Polygon and Kotaku, that there will be no upgrade path to the remastered version of Spider-Man for those who already own the PS4 version of the game. Unsurprisingly, it has also been confirmed that PS4 saves will not transfer over to the remastered version, though the PS4 version is backwards compatible with the PS5.
Improvements for Peter Parker’s remastered adventure on the PlayStation 5 include “better-looking characters with improved skin, eyes, hair, and facial animation … ray-traced reflections and ambient shadows, improved lighting, more pedestrians and vehicles stretching further into the distance, and the same optional performance mode offered on Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales,” according to the PlayStation Blog.
Other PS5 enhancements, such as haptic feedback and quick-loading, will also define the remaster.
Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more on Spider-Man: Miles Morales and the Spider-Man remaster as we approach November 12.