“While it doesn’t have the enhancements made possible by the console in the PS5 version, the game still looks beautiful on PS4 and PS4 Pro, and you can rest easy that when you do make the jump to PS5, the game comes with you,” Insomniac Games said on the PlayStation Blog.
The standard version of Miles Morales will retail for $50 / £52 on both platforms. In addition, a $70 / £70 Ultimate Edition will be released for PS5 which includes a download code for Marvel’s Spider-Man: Remastered.
On Wednesday Sony confirmed that first-party PlayStation 5 games will retail up to $70 / £70, mimicking an industry-wide trend towards more expensive games on next-gen consoles.
“You’ll be able to experience the complete storyline up to this point, which includes the remaster of the original game and all three installments of the Marvel’s Spider-Man: The City That Never Sleeps DLC so you can play the full narrative arc,” Insomniac said.
“The remaster for the PS5 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. You’ll see better-looking characters with improved skin, eyes, hair, and facial animation (including our new, next-generation Peter Parker).”
It added: “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.”
Set for release alongside PS5, Miles Morales will take place in the winter, about a year after the events of the first game, which sold some 13 million copies.
Insomniac said in June that Spider-Man: Miles Morales’ overall scope will be akin to Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, the 7-16 hour adventure spin-off released in 2017.
“Marvel’s New York is covered in snow, and just before Christmas break, a war between an energy corporation and a high-tech criminal army has broken out,” Horton revealed in June. “Miles’s new home in Harlem is at the heart of the battle.”
According to the creative director, Miles Morales will demonstrate the increased power of PS5 with “near-instant” loading, ray-tracing, 3D audio and use of the DualSense controller’s unique features.