Marvel's Spider-Man was one of the PS4's biggest hits. Now, Peter Parker is back in action, in stunning new footage released by Insomniac Games.
Although many fans are looking forward to the PS5 launch title starring Miles Morales, it's Spider-Man Remastered that we should really be excited about. Thanks to new details released in an Insomniac Games blog post, we know there's a lot to experience when the fan-favorite comes to PS5.
Peter Parker Has Seen a Big Change
The first major change that's sure to surprise fans is that Peter Parker doesn't look quite like we remember. In fact, previous actor John Bubniak has been re-cast to Ben Jordan as Spider-Man's face.
The change was done so that the voice actor Yuri Lowenthal's facial capture can be better translated to Peter Parker. This impactful decision allows the character to better display emotion and bring the performance to life.
Character models now also have higher fidelity skin, eye, and teeth shaders. On top of this, each strand of hair is also individually-rendered.
The improved visuals and change in model also serves to bring us a younger-looking Peter Parker. In fact, some fans are even commenting that the age gap between Peter and Miles now looks far smaller.
How Has Spider-Man Remastered's Gameplay Changed?
The PlayStation 5 offers near-instant loading times, and Spider-Man Remastered takes full advantage of this. That said, if you miss the amazing loading screens featuring Spider-Man taking the subway, you can turn those back on.
The game even comes with Spatial 3D Audio and new haptic feedback with the DaulSense controllers. But that's saying nothing of the changes to New York City.
Graphically, Peter Parker's home turf has been painstakingly enhanced in a major way. Models and materials everywhere benefit from the upgrade to next-gen technology.
The biggest change that players will see comes courtesy of the PS5's ray-tracing technology. Windows will now display accurate reflections of the world around them.
Ambient shadows partner with new skies and weather effects to deliver a world like never before. And for those that enjoyed taking a good selfie, and all-new and improved photo mode comes as part of the package.
What's more, the game is finally able to achieve 60 FPS, and web-swinging around the city has never looked so fluid. This is clearly the way that a Spider-Man game is meant to look, in 4K resolution, no less.
New Spider-Man Suits
Insomniac Games promises that three new Spider Suits will be coming to Spider-Man Remastered. Today, we got our first look at one of them.
The Amazing Suit, taken straight from the Amazing Spider-Man films, is at last arriving in the game. This cinematic blast from the past joins director Sam Raimi's Spider Suit and a couple of Tom Holland's latest costumes in the hero's wardrobe.
As for what the other two suits are, we'll have to wait and see. Of course, Miles Morales likely also has a range of classic looks in his own closet.
With only a little over a month to wait until launch, we're certain that more details will be dropping soon. Everyone has their favorite suit that they're hoping will make the cut.
How to Purchase Spider-Man Remastered?
Many fans have been wondering just how to get their hands on Spider-Man Remastered. Now, Insomniac is at last spilling the beans.
The remaster can be purchased in one of two ways:
Firstly, Spidey fans could purchase Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales' Ultimate Edition. This version of the game comes with a voucher code to download Spider-Man Remastered.
Alternatively, those who simply buy the Miles Morales game can pay to unlock the remaster in-game on PS5.
Spider-Man Remastered will launch alongside Miles Morales on November 12. Those who have their PS5 pre-orders delayed until 2021 might have to settle for playing through Miles Morales on PS4 for now.
And that's not the only title you'd be missing out on in the incredible PS5 launch lineup.