Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered On PlayStation 5
- Upgrade will be included with Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales – Ultimate Edition.
- Some fans don’t like Peter Parker’s new look.
On Wednesday, Marvel and PlayStation detailed Spider-Man Remastered, an upgrade to the classic web-slinging console game, which puts Peter Parker smack dab in the streets of NYC.
Introducing Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered
“This is a full next-gen remastering of Marvel’s Spider-Man – the team has been carefully crafting the definitive version of the game with new assets, technology, and updates,” said James Stevenson, Community Directors of Insomniac Games.
“We’re taking advantage of next-generation technologies that the PlayStation 5 console introduces, as well as bringing some additional features to the game, including three new suits.”
Players who purchase Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales: Ultimate Edition on PlayStation 5 console will receive a voucher code for Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered. The game has been updated to take advantage of the features on the brand new console, with improved models and materials, ray-traced reflections, and ambient shadows.
Additionally, there are new photo mode features that were developed for Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales that will be added to the game — like, how you can now place lights in the environment and change your Spider-Suit after you’ve lined up your shot! And speaking of suits, The Amazing Spider-Man suit is one of three new suits in the game. It’s the perfect suit to wear as you attempt to earn the Platinum trophy in Marvel’s Spider-Man: Remastered!
The improved graphics on the original game will certainly be appreciated. Meanwhile, the new look of Peter Parker was not necessarily embraced immediately.
Charles Pulliam-Moore of Gizmodo posted a story entitled, “I’m Sorry, But Who the Hell Is This Supposed to Be?”
As a PR pro, I can tell you – that’s not what you’re looking for.
[I]t’s difficult not to also see this as an attempt to make the game’s version of Peter Parker visually read more like Tom Holland, as the remaster’s Peter appears significantly younger than the game’s story makes him out to be. Part of what made Insomniac’s first Spider-Game so enjoyable was the way in which it both felt true to Peter Parker’s core identity and also like it wasn’t wholly hung up on trying to be a one-to-one correlation with any of its characters’ previous incarnations.
Which is a fair critique. I mean, really fair.
And Insomnic games Bryan Intihar took to Twitter to explain:
A few words from me on today’s news… pic.twitter.com/PpdWVuw4Mm
— Bryan Intihar (@bryanintihar) September 30, 2020
Now, I am not sure if I care about Pete’s face. But I would love my boys to get a crack at the new version of the old game.
Although, I am sure they’ll end up wanting to play as Miles Morales, anyway).
In the meantime, check out the trailer: