It’s cool to see Marvel’s Spider-Man is getting a remaster on PS5, but for now, the only way to get it is to buy the more expensive version of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales on PS5.
And for those hoping your current purchase of the Spider-Man PS4 gets a free next-gen upgrade, unfortunately that’s not happening. The remaster looks to be total, separate release. It even has a separate trophy list.
Several Twitter exchanges by fans asking the Insomniac Games Twitter account about a physical release of Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered, and so far the answer to that is no.
A Sony representative provided a statement to Kotaku for information about Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered, which is the following:
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.
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. Marvel’s Spider-Man for PS4 also will be backwards compatible on PS5.
The bullet points of this regarding Spider-Man Remastered are:
- It’s part of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition
- No plans for a standalone release
- You can still play Marvel’s Spider-Man for PS4 and PS5 via backwards compatibility
- Owners of Spider-Man: Miles Morales (PS4 and PS5) can pay extra to upgrade to Ultimate Edition and get Marvel’s Spider-Man
- Spider-Man: Miles Morales on PS4 includes a free upgrade for the PS5 version
It’s a weird situation that a remaster of a game is locked behind the more expensive version of a new one, with no option to buy it as a standalone, or have a physical release. Maybe it’s just Sony wanting folks to go buy the new Spider-Man rather than just a remaster, or it might be weird to have two Spider-Man games on store shelves for the PS5 launch.
If you’re not ready to fork out the $70 USD (or whatever will it be in Ringgit Malaysia) for Spider-Man Remastered despite already owning the original, at least you can still play the original on PS5 thanks to back compat.