It seems, for now, you’ll need to buy the Ultimate Edition of Miles Morales.
Despite 2020 being a year in which the world seems to be continuously on fire, the launch line up for Sony’s PS5 is honestly looking pretty good. Even the line up from Sony themselves is not too shabby (especially compared to the typical console launch line up expectations). Probably the biggest one is Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales. Alongside Miles getting his time in the sun, it was also announced that 2018’s Marvel’s Spider-Man was also getting the remaster treatment for the PS5, but it seems if you’re hoping for an upgrade option, you’re probably out of luck.
The remaster of Spider-Man was announced alongside the Ultimate Edition of Miles Morales on PS5 that includes both games. There’s a few things that’s unclear, such as whether one can even get the remaster as a separate game or not or if it’s only part of this Ultimate Edition. There’s also no mention of any kind of upgrade path for PS4 users who bought the original title. Twitter poster Bandicoot posted an alleged conversation between someone and Marvel Games Director of Production, Eric Monacelli, where he seems to confirm that PS4 owners will not get the remastered version of Spider-Man as a free upgrade. Unfortunately, it’s not clarified at all if the game can be purchased as a standalone.
It’s unclear where this conversation comes from, so for now we’ll have to treat it as rumor until something a little more official comes out, but considering how nothing about upgrading was mentioned in the announcement, it’s probably a decent bet this is true. As it stands now, the only way known to get the remaster is to buy the Ultimate Edition of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, which is exclusive to the PS5 version that will launch alongside the console on November 12th. Marvel’s Spider-Man is, of course, available now in its non-remastered form on PS4 and Miles Morales will also launch on that system.
So the Spider-Man Remastered isn't free if you already own it on PS4. WTF Sony pic.twitter.com/mJO91yfm8a
— Bandicoot (@crack_bandicoot) September 17, 2020