Marvel’s Spider-Man: PS5 Owners Cannot Upgrade to the Remaster

September 24, 2020 8:43 pm

Marvel’s Spider-Man is one of the most liked action-adventure games. Originally released for the PS4, the game made massive sales and set a record for Sony by selling 3.3 million copies in the first three days of its release. Owing to this huge success, Sony announced a remastered version of the original PS4 title specifically designed to make the best use of the next-gen PS5.

PlayStation 5 owners who already possess the original game might have been expecting a free upgrade to the remaster. However, Sony has complicated the situation with its recent announcement, as reported by Kotaku.

Remaster included in Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

The Miles Morales game is the latest addition to the Spiderman gaming franchise. This new game is set to release on November 12 for both the PS5 and the PS4. It will retail for $49.99 but interestingly, the remaster of the original Spider-Man title will also be included with Spider-Man: Miles Morales. To get the remaster, players will have to pay an extra $20 for the Miles Morales title.

This implies that players can play Marvel’s Spider-Man on their PS5’s only in two ways.

If they’re satisfied with playing the standard game with no next-gen based enhancements, they can simply purchase it for $39.99. But to play the remastered version, buying the Miles Morales title is necessary.

Is this another backward compatibility failure for Sony?

Backward compatibility is a very important feature in these next-gen consoles. It means that players who buy the next-gen consoles will still be able to play their current-gen games. But this is not the case with the Marvel’s Spider-Man franchise.  PS5 owners who own the current-gen game will still not be able to play the game on their PS5 and they will have to buy Marvel’s Spider-Man again.

These announcements by Sony are very chaotic for the fans. According to the Japanese tech-giant, it has worked very hard on the remaster and it is much more than just enhanced graphics. Sony is charging an extra $20 on the price of the latest game to include the remaster. Despite all that, it seems really unfair that PS5 owners will have to shell out more money for it. All in all, chaos seems inevitable for either of the consoles.

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