Ever since gameplay footage and other information for Spider-Man: Miles Morales and by extension the Spider-Man PS5 Remaster was revealed, many fans have been brimming with excitement for the title’s release.
Since then, Insomniac Games hasn’t stopped promoting the game via its different social media platforms. However, when the studio was asked about whether or not the PS5 version of Spider-Man will have certain quality of life features, they gave a rather disappointing reply.
When the much-anticipated PS5 showcase took place, it was revealed that Spider-Man: Miles Morales would have an ultimate edition. Included in the game will be the remastered edition of the original Spider-Man game which was initially released on the PS4 exclusively.
This is great news for those who don’t have a PS4 but are planning to get a PS5, as they will be given a chance to play the original game for the first time. Unfortunately, when Insomniac Games was asked about certain details about the game, they had some bad news.
For one thing, one fan on Twitter asked if the remaster will have a physical edition, to which Insomniac replied by saying that at the moment, the studio has no plans of having a physical release for the title.
In other words, the PS5 remaster of Spider-Man will only be included in the ultimate edition of the Miles Morales game, along with various kinds of Spider-Suits that will only be exclusive for the ultimate edition. However, there’s more unfortunate news to come.
Insomniac Games also confirmed that there is currently no option for players to transfer over their saved files from the PS4 Spider-Man to the PS5 remaster.
In other words, those who have already purchased the game beforehand and made a lot of progress on the PS4 will have to play the game from the very beginning if they want to try it out on the PS5.
It’s truly sad, but it might be better for those fans to just not get the ultimate edition, or perhaps just purchase Spider-Man: Miles Morales on the PS4 instead.
no plans to release physically
— Insomniac Games (@insomniacgames) September 20, 2020
That being said, the studio has yet to confirm if it’s possible for fans to just get the remastered version of Spider-Man via a free or paid upgrade, as it appears that some players are willing to fork out cash for that. Insomniac Games’ response was quite hopeful, although we shouldn’t hold our breaths.
We'll provide more info on that as soon as we can but we have thought about that scenario!
— Insomniac Games (@insomniacgames) September 18, 2020
In any case, albeit disappointing and not what we expected, the studio’s decisions so far are somewhat understandable. After all, the Spider-Man remaster will only be available on Miles Morales’ ultimate edition. On the bright side, it’s great that Insomnia Games has decided that taking on The Tinkerer can be done on both PS4 and PS5 versions.
Overall, fans of the Spider-Man franchise will be able to experience the game either for the first time or for the second time, depending on what console they choose to play on. However, the fact that the game lacks key features will surely aggravate a lot of players.
Hopefully, the level of quality and fun the game offers will be enough to make up for it.