Insomniac Games’ Spider-Man is Getting Remastered for PlayStation 5, But There’s also Bad News

Insomniac Games’ Spider-Man will receive a remastered version for PlayStation 5 so that the legendary superhero will take full advantage of the next-generation console’s advanced hardware. The remastered title will even be available as a pack-in with Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition.

But you know how things go in life in general and in gaming in particular: you just can’t have them all, even if you’re willing to pay.

No transferring files from the original game

Insomniac Games itself, the developer of the game, brought the sad statement as a response to a fan:

Those fans who still have the original game won’t get the chance to transfer the old files to the upcoming and remastered version.

The official PlayStation account from YouTube released a gameplay demo of the game:

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is developed by Insomniac Games and published by Sony for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 consoles. The game is based on the Marvel Comics superhero Miles Morales, and it will be the second title in the Marvel’s Spider-Man series.

PlayStation 5 arrives in November

The PS5 console arrives in stores on November 12, and it will have a starting price of $499. There’s also the cheaper Digital Edition of PS5, and it costs $399.

PS5 specs:

  • CPU: AMD Zen 2-based CPU with 8 cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)
  • GPU: 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)
  • GPU architecture: Custom RDNA 2
  • Memory interface: 16GB GDDR6 / 256-bit
  • Memory bandwidth: 448GB/s
  • Internal storage: Custom 825GB SSD
  • IO throughput: 5.5GB/s (raw), typical 8-9GB/s (compressed)
  • Expandable storage: NVMe SSD slot
  • External storage: USB HDD support (PS4 games only)
  • Optical drive: 4K UHD Blu-ray drive

The PlayStation 5 will also be featuring backwards compatibility for most of the games available on PlayStation 4. Unfortunately or not, there’s no backwards compatibility available for games running on PS3, PS2, and for the very first PlayStation console.

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