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Spider-Man on PS4 won’t be a free upgrade for PS5

Marvel's Spider-Man on PS4

Fans of Marvel’s Spider-Man on PS4 hoping to carry over their web-slinging adventures in upgraded form to Sony’s next-generation console are in for an impediment that they’ll wish they’d had Spider-Sense for: Sony has confirmed there will be no free upgrade for Spider-Man: Remastered, the improved version for Playstation 5. Spider-Man: Remastered will also not be available on the PS5 as a stand-alone purchase.

The only path to upgrading from Spider-Man on PS4 to Spider-Man: Remastered for the PS5 will be to purchase Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition, which is set to release alongside the Playstation 5 console this November.

“Marvel’s Spider-Man: Remastered is an enhanced version of Marvel’s Spider-Man, and is included as part of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition for the PlayStation 5. 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,” a Sony representative said in a statement provided to Kotaku.

“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.”

Insomniac Games has revealed that their Spider-Man on PS4 remaster for the PS5 will not include any in-game upgrades but will feature enhancements in the form of “many art assets [that] have been updated to take advantage of the PS5 console’s horsepower,” such as “better-looking characters [with] improved skin, eyes, hair, and facial animation Ray-traced reflections and ambient shadows, improved lighting, more pedestrians and vehicles stretching into distance.”

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Marvel’s Spider-Man: Remastered will also feature optional performance mode for a targeted 60fps frame rate, near-instant loading, 3D audio, DualSense controller’s haptic feedback as well as three new suits, new photo mode features, and new trophies.

What do you think of the fact that Spider-Man on PS4 won’t be available for free upgrade in the form of Spider-Man: Remastered on the PS5? Will you be picking up a copy of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition so you’re able to purchase the remaster to the original Spider-Man on PS4? Let us know in the comments.

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