It’s not much of a secret, since the cat was let out of the bag earlier this Summer, but it was finally officially confirmed by Sony today that Marvel’s Spider-Man, the fan-favourite PlayStation 4-exclusive superhero game, will receive a PlayStation 5 remaster. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Remastered, as its PlayStation 5 build will be dubbed, is being packaged with the ‘Ultimate Edition’ of upcoming ‘expandalone’ follow-up, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales. Naturally, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Remastered will not only feature graphical and performance touch-ups to take advantage of the PlayStation 5’s upgraded power, but it will also pack in all of the DLC made for the ‘City That Never Sleeps’ season pass, at no extra charge.
Aside from finally confirming the existence of a PlayStation 5 remaster for Marvel’s Spider-Man, Sony also indicated during today’s PlayStation 5 showcase that Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales will be coming to PlayStation 4 as well as PlayStation 5, and will feature a free upgrade path to the PlayStation 5 edition for those buying the game on PlayStation 4. The PlayStation 4 version of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales will be missing some graphical features from the PlayStation 5 build, but will otherwise be the same experience, one that’s said to still look pretty sharp on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro. On a related note, fellow first-party PlayStation 5 offerings, Sackboy: A Big Adventure and Horizon: Forbidden West were also confirmed to be getting PlayStation 4 versions alongside Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales today, with both of these PlayStation 4 builds also containing free upgrade options for their souped-up PlayStation 5 builds.
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales also had some new gameplay shown off during today’s PlayStation 5 showcase, which depicts Miles living in Harlem during a turf war between crooked energy corporation, Roxxon, and a faction of villains called the Underground, who wield deadly, alien-looking technology, and are commanded by none other than recognizable Spidey foe, The Tinkerer. Developer, Insomniac Games promises an all-new take on The Tinkerer in Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, suggesting that the character may not be elderly mastermind, Phineas Mason in the game, or at the very least, he may be presented very differently than how he’s represented in other Marvel media. Interestingly, this follows on from Orange is the New Black’s Michael Chernus portraying a younger, less outwardly villainous version of The Tinkerer in 2017’s Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales will be a launch title for the PlayStation 5, with its PlayStation 4 version also launching day-and-date on November 12th of this year, in all major territories except Europe and the U.K., which will instead receive the console and the game on November 19th.