Sony Confirms There’s No Free PS5 Upgrade For PS4 Spider-Man Players

Joanna Estrada
September 26, 2020

Earlier this week, Insomniac Games responded to a few fan questions about Spider-Man: Miles Morales over Twitter. The bad news? Well, the answers themselves.

The Spider-Man remaster will be bringing across all of the enhancements that Insomniac have made to the game engine and the game assets to take advantage of the PlayStation 5.

PS4 Spider-Man players wishing to pick up the PS5 remaster will need to first purchase the upcoming Spider-Man: Miles Morales release, and then purchase a special "upgrade voucher" at the cost of an additional $20. The Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition includes a PlayStation 5 remastered version of Marvel's Spider-Man, but Sony has now clarified to Kotaku that this remaster will not be available to purchase separately and can only be accessed by buying the Miles Morales Ultimate Edition, or by purchasing the base version of Miles Morales and paying more to unlock the remaster.

There are no plans now to offer Marvel's-Spider-Man: "Remastered as a standalone", it continues. "MARVEL's Spider-Man for PlayStation 4 also will be backwards compatible on PlayStation 5".

In any case, there is still plenty of reason to get Marvel's Spider-Man: Remastered, especially if you're getting it as part of the Miles Morales Ultimate Edition, which launches alongside the PS5 on 12 November. After all, while not confirmed, you would have to expect that saves will transfer between generations for Miles Morales, and all the other cross-gen games.

Players can still play the PS4 version of Marvel's Spider-Man on their PS5 via backwards compatibility, but for all intents and purposes is an entirely new application, independent of that PS4 version. They also addressed the PS5 remaster of Spider-Man PS4 that comes with the new game's Ultimate Edition.

While this may be somewhat disappointing news, it was to be expected, since MARVEL's Spider-Man: Miles Morales is not really being treated as an expansion to the original game, and it does actually make sense to make MARVEL's Spider-Man: Remastered an exclusive treat for those who do purchase the PlayStation 5 and want to enjoy the upgraded version of the 2018 title. It's just not the upgraded version.

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