In a new statement, the platform holder reiterated that it has no plans to release Marvel’s Spider-Man: Remastered outside of the $70 / £70 Ultimate Launch Edition of new game Miles Morales.
Current-gen owners who purchase the new game will be able to upgrade to the ‘standard’ next-gen version for free, or pay an additional $20 fee to receive the Ultimate version which includes the remaster.
“In addition, players who purchase Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales on PlayStation 4 can upgrade at no additional cost to the PS5 version of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales and can take advantage of a paid-upgrade to download Marvel’s Spider-Man: Remastered.”
“There are no plans currently to offer Marvel’s-Spider-Man: Remastered as a standalone. Players with a copy of Marvel’s Spider-Man for PS4 can purchase Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition to experience Marvel’s Spider-Man: Remastered on PS5. Marvel’s Spider-Man for PS4 also will be backwards compatible on PS5.”
Insomniac Games community director James Stevenson recently told the PlayStation Blog that Spider-Man Remastered “is no simple up-res, as many of the game’s art assets have been completely updated to take advantage of the PS5 console’s horsepower”.
He elaborated: “You’ll see better-looking characters with improved skin, eyes, hair, and facial animation (including our new, next-generation Peter Parker). You’ll also see 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, allowing you to finally play the game at a targeted 60fps frame rate.
“We’ll be supporting near-instant loading, 3D audio, and the DualSense controller’s haptic feedback. Lastly we’re adding three amazing new Spider-Man suits, new photo mode features, and even new trophies for those of you looking to Platinum the game all over again.”
Morales is one of three games previously thought to be PS5 exclusives that Sony recently confirmed will also be released for PS4, including Horizon Forbidden West and Sackboy A Big Adventure.