Fans of Marvel’s Spider-Man for the PS4 were dismayed at the initial news that Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered for the PS5 wouldn’t be a free upgrade and wouldn’t feature the ability to export saved files from the PS4 version to the PS5.
Insomniac has since retracted the latter of the two decisions, announcing on Monday that players would in fact be able to export saved files from Marvel’s Spider-Man on the PS4 to Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered on the PS5. On Tuesday morning the studio revealed some more promising news — no, Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered won’t be free, but as we expected, the game looks to be markedly improved, especially from a visual standpoint on the PS5.
Insomniac Community Director James Stevenson revealed a glimpse at what the addition of ray-tracing on the PS5 version of Marvel’s Spider-Man could do for the game’s visuals, most noticeably in terms of lighting, textures and remodeling.
The first graphics comparison comes courtesy of Stevenson’s Twitter account, where he evinces how Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered on the PS5 was completely relit.
This is another example of how we relit the entire game for Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered. pic.twitter.com/WIudoxpOPM
— James Stevenson (@JamesStevenson) November 10, 2020
The second graphics comparison was first posted on the ResetEra message board. The Marvel’s Spider-Man PS4 version is on top:
Compared to the Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered on the PS5 version on the bottom.
Be sure to check out the video at the top of the page for Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered on the PS5 in all its ray-traced, 60 FPS glory. To purchase Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered on the PS5, gamers will have to first purchase Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, which will be available as a launch title on the PS5 on November 12th.
Do you think Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered on the PS5 looks like a marked improvement over the PS4 version? Let us know in the comments.