If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Spider-Man: Remastered won't work with PS4 Spidey saves

Net loss.

Spider-Man: Remastered, the fancy-pants new PlayStation 5 version of Insomniac's web-slinger, will not work with your PS4 Spider-Man saves.

Responding to fan questions via Twitter, Insomniac also gave its clearest suggestion yet there will be no free upgrade to this version for existing Spider-Man owners.

"What will happen if I put my PS4 Spider-Man disc in my PS5?" one fan asked. "You'll play PS4 game via backwards compatibility," Insomniac replied.

PlayStation has not definitively ruled out some kind of last-minute offer or upgrade for existing Spider-Man owners on PS4 - but there's been no mention of it either. We've contacted Sony for comment.

As a reminder, you can only get Spider-Man: Remastered as part of the pricier Deluxe Edition version of sequel Spider-Man: Miles Morales. This edition costs £70/$70.

While Miles Morales will also launch on PlayStation 4, the Deluxe Edition will not. And so while Miles Morales will be cross-gen (and you get the PS5 version of that if you own the PS4 version) you will have to get the Deluxe Edition version on PlayStation 5 to get Spider-Man Remastered. With us so far?

Further indicating that Spider-Man and Spider-Man: Remastered will be kept entirely separate, Insomniac confirmed the latter "is its own game/icon" with its own "separate Trophy list".

Spider-Man: Remastered will include the base game and its expansion content, as well as improved performance, visuals and audio.

"The remaster for the PS5 is no simple up-res, as many of the game's art assets have been completely updated to take advantage of the PS5 console's horsepower. You'll see better-looking characters with improved skin, eyes, hair, and facial animation (including our new, next-generation Peter Parker)," Insomniac previously described.

"You'll also see ray-traced reflections and ambient shadows, improved lighting, more pedestrians and vehicles stretching further into the distance, and the same optional performance mode offered on Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, allowing you to finally play the game at a targeted 60FPS frame rate. We'll be supporting near-instant loading, 3D audio, and the DualSense controller's haptic feedback. Lastly we're adding three amazing new Spider-Man suits, new photo mode features, and even new trophies for those of you looking to Platinum the game all over again."

Spider-Man: Miles Morales has been a source of some confusion ever since its announcement. There was a kerfuffle over whether it was a standalone expansion or full new game, with one PlayStation exec calling it an "expansion" and "enhancement". Then there was surprise over the fact it will actually arrive on PlayStation 4 as well, despite this not initially being announced and despite Sony's talk of "believing in generations".

Will you support Eurogamer?

We want to make Eurogamer better, and that means better for our readers - not for algorithms. You can help! Become a supporter of Eurogamer and you can view the site completely ad-free, as well as gaining exclusive access to articles, podcasts and conversations that will bring you closer to the team, the stories, and the games we all love. Subscriptions start at £3.99 / $4.99 per month.

About the Author

Tom Phillips avatar

Tom Phillips

Deputy Editor

Tom is Eurogamer's deputy editor. He writes lots of news, some of the puns and makes sure we put the accent on Pokémon.

Comments

More News

Latest Articles

Supporters Only

Eurogamer.net logo

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Eurogamer.net Merch