Insomniac Games have confirmed that the remastered version of the PS4 Spider-Man game for the PS5 will not be receiving a physical release.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales was recently revealed to have an ‘Ultimate Edition’, which includes not only the game but also a copy of a remastered version of the original Spider-Man game from the PS4. This remastered version was supposed to feature updated assets that will be taking advantage of the power of the PS5, making it look and run much better thanks to the next-gen hardware.
In a reply to a question from Twitter, Insomniac games have confirmed that the remaster will not get a separate physical release.
Additionally, PS4 save files of Spider-Man won’t transfer over to the PS5 remastered version, as confirmed again by Insomniac.
This means that PS4 players who have the original Spider-Man game quite possibly (not yet confirmed) won’t be getting a next-gen upgrade for the game to access the remaster. Why? Probably because the remastered version is a new game with new trophies, technically making it not compatible with the PS4 release, as per the PlayStation Blog.
This also means that the the only way you’ll get to access to the remastered version of the PS4 game is through the Miles Morales Ultimate Edition, which will retail for $69.99 (around PHP3,500).
If you don’t quite care about the PS4 Spider-Man game anymore but are picking up Miles Morales for the PS4, you’ll be glad to know though that there is a next-gen upgrade for this title, but only for Miles Morales.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales will be a launch title for the PlayStation 5 come November 12 or 19, depending on where you are located.